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Video // Summit Replay: Journeys After Trauma

Video // Summit Replay: Journeys After Trauma

In January 2019, the Johnson Center hosted the fifth National Summit on Family Philanthropy: Our Donor Journeys and Why They Matter. At this two-day event, diverse philanthropists shared their personal giving journeys and offered lessons they thought would be especially useful for other donors.

These stories were shared during our three plenary panels: Partners on the Giving Journey, Journeys After Trauma, and Next Gen Social Justice Journeys. At the time, we filmed each panel to capture the important and moving conversations that happened there. We are proud to present these videos as Summit Replay.

Summit Replay: Journeys After Trauma

Unfortunately, the journeys of many donors are deeply affected by trauma that they — and/or their friends, families, and communities — have endured. In this panel discussion, three donors share difficult but inspiring stories of giving, serving, and organizing in the wake of traumas including abuse, gun violence, and a devastating hurricane. The lessons they share can help not only those facing similar traumas, but also those who come to giving with an abiding passion and keen focus on a specific cause.


  • Lee Ippolito Jurewitz, Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston
  • Polo Reo Tate, R.E. Olds Foundation
  • Heidi Yewman, Women Donors Network


  • Lisa Parker, Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Originally recorded on January 28, 2019.

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