In addition to a celebration of NCFP’s 20th Anniversary, the Symposium explored key themes, trends, and bold ideas generated over the year by the Imagining the Future initiative. We unveiled several new NCFP research initiatives including Pride of Place, a report exploring how boards stay true to the original geographic focus of the family foundation after trustees have moved away.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at ncfp@ncfp.org or 202-293-3424.   Download a PDF of the Final Printed Program.

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Friday, September 14 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Closing Plenary: 21st Century Donors and Leaders for Change

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How are 21st century donors taking a new approach to giving, philanthropy, and leadership? Join  this conversation with emerging philanthropists and leaders as they share advice and perspectives on making change in significant ways.

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Webinar: Generation next- Young donors inspiring a new generation of philanthropistsThe dream of many family foundation donors is to instill a lifelong love of philanthropy and giving back to future generations of one’s family. In some cases, this love of philanthropy translates into a desire on the part of younger family members to instill in others the joy that giving and philanthropy brings. This webinar shares the examples of young donors who have become leaders of organizations dedicated to inspiring and supporting a new generation of philanthropists. The webinar also includes a discussion of how involvement in their family’s philanthropy led them to choose this career path, what their organizations are doing to encourage new donors, and how they envision the future of this important work. Listen in on this motivating and practical conversation with several leaders from Generation Next!

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Farhad A. Ebrahimi

Founder, Chorus Foundation
Farhad Ebrahimi is the Founder and Chair of the Chorus Foundation, which works for a just transition to a regenerative economy in the United States. The Chorus Foundation supports communities on the front lines of the old, extractive economy to build new bases of political, economic... Read More →
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Alan Eustace and Kathy Kwan

Founders, Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation
A few years ago, Alan Eustace, then a senior vice president at Google, reached even greater heights. Literally. The daring computer engineer ascended in a balloon to the stratosphere and, well, jumped. From more than 135,000 feet. He set a still-unbroken world record for highest and... Read More →
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A. Sparks

Executive Director, The Masto Foundation
Sparks values and is deeply committed to promoting equity in the nonprofit and for-profit social impact sectors based on her experience as a queer, multi-racial, next generation, woman in the field of philanthropy.She is currently the Founding Executive Director of the Masto Foundation... Read More →
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Rick Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Sobrato Family Foundation
Rick is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sobrato Family Foundation (SFF). Prior to joining SFF, Rick founded and was President of Realize Consulting Group, a management consultant firm for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Rick also served at the Director of the Asset Funders... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Nikko I & II Ballroom, 3rd Floor Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102