|Conquer Your Giving Fears||March 20, 2014|
“My giving doesn’t really matter; They only love my checkbook; I’m going to end up poor; Everyone will ask me for money.” Fears like these stop us from giving and we rarely have a chance to discuss them or figure out ways past them. We recently asked friends and colleagues about their giving fears, those nagging questions and concerns that we grapple with as individual donors, and were overwhelmed by the response - the eagerness to talk more about these, the candid stories we heard about individual struggles, new fears or variations we hadn't thought of, and especially the ways people have overcome these fears to become bolder in their giving.
Responding to that tidal wave of interest, our next Bold Conversation will dive into these philanthropic fears. Join us for an interactive conversation about what holds us back and how we move forward as courageous donors. If you want to add your own comments about fears and solutions, send them on to us ahead of time to make this a robust discussion!
|BLACK AND BOLD: Philanthropy in the African American Community||February 19, 2014|
Featuring Bold Giver: Cheryl A. Pemberton
Tracey Webb, Christina Lewis Halpern
Join us for a conversation about what it means to give boldly in the African American community featuring Tracey Webb, founder of The Black Benefactors giving circle and www.blackgivesback.com, which celebrates African American giving; and Christina Lewis Halpern, who’ll share how she is carrying on the legacy of her late father, TLC Beatrice International founder Reginald F. Lewis, and her own philanthropic journey as founder of All Star Code, which connects African American young men to the technology industry.
|Bold Conversation with Rod Roddenberry||January 15, 2014|
Featuring Bold Giver: Rod Roddenberry
For sci-fi fans, the name Roddenberry is legendary. Star Trek is the “uplifting” television series spanning multiple generations of Trekkies, helping us all to expand our imagination for what the future holds. The legacy that Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry left behind includes his son, Rod Roddenberry.
In this "next generation" of Roddenberry, Rod chose to honor his father's visions by setting up the Roddenberry Foundation in (stardate) 2010, supporting new frontiers for the benefit of humanity. The Foundation imagines a world where: all children are given a chance to thrive; our environment is treasured and preserved; disease is a thing of the past; and quality education is accessible to all. We’ll hear from Rod as he discusses the inspiration behind the foundation and the new possibilities that his philanthropy is creating.
Join our Bold Conversation as Rod boldly goes where no one has gone before, our January 16 2014 Bold Conversation!
|Bold Givers Share Tips For Holiday Giving||December 12, 2013|
Featuring Bold Givers: Tracy Gary, Kathy LeMay
Join Bold Givers and philanthropy consultants Tracy Gary and Kathy LeMay as they share strategies and tips to incorporate outrageous generosity into your year-end charitable contributions. They speak from a wealth of experience as donors themselves, long-time philanthropy advisors, and authors - Tracy’s book is Inspired Philanthropy and Kathy’s is The Generosity Plan.
Wanting your giving this year to be more exciting and fulfilling than before? Want to really match your values to your donations? Kathy & Tracy will reflect on how bold giving has shaped their personal and professional journeys, and invite you to maximize your own holiday giving by sharing practical know-how around how to get started and begin your philanthropic adventure during our December Bold Conversation on 12/12/13.
|George Pillsbury||November 14, 2013|
Featuring Bold Giver: George Pillsbury
George Pillsbury inherited a cool $1 Million + when he was 21. But what he has found even more valuable and personally defining is his family’s intrinsic tradition of active citizenship. And so began his philanthropic journey, helping to found several philanthropic entities, including the Haymarket People’s Fund, a community foundation that funds social movements and involves local activists in decision-making. His steadfast commitment to address issues of inequality led him in 2005 to found Nonprofit VOTE, a nonpartisan organization that encourages increased voter engagement, that he currently runs. It is the legacy of civic activism that he and his wife have worked hard to pass on to their children, and a proud accomplishment that they both have found fulfilling careers as teachers. Join us for a post election conversation with George about how civic engagement defines his philanthropy.
|Catherine M. Pino & Ingrid Duran||October 17, 2013|
Featuring Bold Giver: Catherine M. Pino and Ingrid Duran
Co-Sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Hispanics In Philanthropy & OutGiving
Philanthropy comes in many forms. For Catherine M. Pino and Ingrid Duran, their giving is informed by their roots in New Mexico and East LA, respectively. Catherine started giving as a child through her church and Ingrid became active by growing up in the Chicano movement attending farmworker rallies and never forgetting where she came. And when you combine the two, the impact is positively explosive.
Together, Catherine and Ingrid co-created D & P Creative Strategies in 2004, a company that increases the role of corporate, legislative and philanthropic efforts in addressing the concerns of Latinos, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) communities. They fuel their giving to social justice causes within the LGBTQ and Latina/o communities through the profits of their business. Among their many accomplishments, they co-founded PODER PAC, a political action committee by and for Latinas; produced The Latino List 1 & 2; and the OUT List, two experience-based documentaries featured on HBO.
In celebration of Latina/o Heritage & National Coming Out Month, please join Catherine & Ingrid for “Philanthropy at the Corner of Latina & LGBT” as they talk about their journey of giving to and building relationships in the Latina/o and LGBT communities to conquer hatred and bigotry.
|Jessan Hutchison-Quillian||September 19, 2013|
Featuring Bold Giver: Jessan Hutchison-Quillian
Spurred by Google’s corporate matching program for nonprofit gifts and the realization that he didn’t need his full salary he earned as a new 20-year-old software engineer to live a comfortable life, Jessan Hutchison-Quillian decided to give big and max out on Google's match from the start. From there he was inspired to not only give more of his income away, but to get involved with groups that look towards social justice in their values and activities, such as Resource Generation and the Social Justice Fund Northwest, where he took part in SJF’s cross-class giving project.
Now he gives away 40% of his annual income and has become the engineer on Google’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team. Careful to save each year, he has made a decision to live on far less than he earns. He explains, “ so many people are trying to get rich – not nearly as many people are using money to create change in the world! So the opportunities are huge. There’s so much to be done.”
|Coming Full Circle||August 15, 2013|
|Can Giving Circles Yield Bigger & Better Giving?|
Featuring Bold Giver: Wendy Chang
Noelle Ito - Senior Director, AAPIP
Co-Sponsored by AAPIP
Giving circles are one of the most popular giving vehicles in philanthropy today. Thousands of donors across the country have joined hundreds of circles, calling attention to overlooked needs and bringing support to under-resourced areas. Giving circles are credited with introducing philanthropy to a wide range of new donors and helping those philanthropists find community.
But do they lead to bigger and better giving? How does the experience of giving through a circle impact someone's lifetime philanthropic journey?
Join Bolder Giving as we explore these questions with Bold Giver Wendy Chang and AAPIP's Noelle Ito.
Wendy is a founding member and passionate supporter of several giving circles in the Los Angeles including Women of Color Giving Circle & LA Asian Pacific Islander Giving Circle. She has been a social justice activist from an early age and currently serves as Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.
Noelle is Senior Director of Community Philanthropy at AAPIP - Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She leads their national giving circle campaign to develop 50 giving circles to increase investments in the AAPI community.
|Philippe Cousteau||July 25, 2013|
|Environmental Education, EarthEcho International, (GIVE) Global Echo ETF, Bold Investing|
Featuring Bold Giver: Philippe Cousteau
People assume that fame and fortune came easily to me because my grandfather was Jacques Cousteau, but nothing could be further from the truth. My father died before I was born and my sister and I inherited very little except our mother’s indomitable... continue reading
|Bonny Meyer||June 20, 2013|
|Micro-Credit, Impact Investing, Donor-Advised Fund, Northern California, Meyer Family Office|
Featuring Bold Giver: Bonny Meyer
When I married Justin he had a dog and I had a car; neither one of us had any money. Justin had been a monk at the Christian Brothers Winery, so he went to work as a vineyard and winery consultant. He had a client who agreed to match our meager income with... continue reading