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Next Gen Donor Learning: Lessons from Houston and the Field

May 3 @ 1:00 pm2:30 pm EDT

Next Gen Donor Learning: Lessons from Houston and the Field

Developing & engaging the next generation of donors

The future of philanthropy will be shaped in profound ways by the emerging group of next-gen donors. The learning journeys these donors take will have huge consequences for the field and for every cause and community they might support.

Front cover of the report, Next Gen Donor Learning: Lessons for Effective Programs from Houston and the FieldThis session will explore the big questions facing any program designed to facilitate next-gen philanthropic development, and offer practical guidance for tackling these questions.

We’ll be joined by a donor and lead staff member from Greater Houston Community Foundation, which has created a suite of next-gen learning and engagement programs that now serve as a national model, as well as the authors of a new report based on the Houston case and an analysis of other programs around the country.


  • Kelly Hackett, Hackett Family Foundation
  • Michael Moody, Johnson Center
  • Robyn Schein, 21/64
  • Jennifer Touchet, Greater Houston Community Foundation

Who should attend:
This session will be especially useful for anyone engaging with the next generation of donors, including those involved in family or community foundations, advisors, peer networks, and fundraisers. If you don’t fit this profile but are interested in attending, please email Tiana Hawver before registering.

Price: Free!
Format: Virtual
Deadline to Register: May 2

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email Tiana Hawver.

Photo: Kelly Hackett
Kelly Hackett, J.D., CAP, is a “next-gen” philanthropist who leverages her expertise in law and finance as vice president of the Hackett Family Foundation and managing director of family office services at Tectonic Advisors, where she partners closely with clients on governance, succession planning, wealth education, financial management, and charitable strategies. Kelly is also a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP) and active community volunteer who serves on boards of various health, education and child welfare organizations.

Photo: Michael Moody
Michael Moody, Ph.D., is the Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Dr. Moody serves as an accessible guide to the rapidly evolving and complex landscape of philanthropy and social innovation, helping diverse audiences see the vital role that giving plays in society, and expanding both the practice and understanding of philanthropy. Learn more about Michael.

Photo: Robin Schein
Robyn Schein, M.P.A., is an expert facilitator, speaker and trainer on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy. She uses her skills to lead individuals, families and the advisors that serve them through values-based discussions on money, philanthropy, and navigating dynamics across generations. As senior director at 21/64, Robyn uses tools, thoughtful guidance, and meaningful dialogue, to help her clients reach their goals now and to set the stage for future generations. Learn more about Robyn.

Photo: Jennifer Touchet
Jennifer Touchet is vice president of personal and family philanthropy at the Greater Houston Community Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s Center for Family Philanthropy, whose mission is to engage, educate, and inspire the next generations of donors and leaders. Jennifer helps design and facilitate next-gen donor learning programs and strategic philanthropy efforts, and supports a growing peer network of over 150 Next Gen alum. She also helped launch the Foundation’s work with Generation Z who keeps everyone on their toes! She has chaired and still serves on the Community Foundation advisory committee for the National Center for Family Philanthropy.


May 3
1:00 pm–2:30 pm EDT
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