Young Philanthropists Update

On a beautiful Sunday in July, two dozen Young Philanthropists, Fellows, and Board members gathered at the home of Susan Benford for a potluck to discuss TPC’s upcoming year and to learn more about volunteer opportunities for members 35 years old and under. It was a fun afternoon of bonding, learning, eating, and croquet!

Based on the member survey results, grantee liaisons were selected last month and are already making connections with our grantees. New Louis D. Brown Peace Institute liaison Adriane Musgrave spent Saturday, August 5 at the Peace Institute’s Peace B-QUE. She says, “This was a great way to kick off the liaison relationship. I met almost all of the staff of the Peace Institute, talked to folks in the wider network, and learned even more about the organization – including a couple of as-yet unannounced events, so stay tuned! It was a fun, casual celebration of the strength, joy, and positive assets of a community coming together.”

Speaking of opportunities to get involved, on Saturday, September 16, TPC is hosting an event for Young Philanthropists and guests called Learn. Lead. Advocate: A Toolkit for Women in Philanthropy. The event will feature three incredible sessions. Presenters include: TPC members Amy Cahners and Susan Donahue of Cahners & Donahue Associates, who will provide insight into joining a non-profit Board; Phuong Luong, formerly the director of financial services at TPC grantee Compass Working Capital, who will discuss financial planning for young philanthropists; and Nairoby Gabriel, staff assistant to Senator Elizabeth Warren, who will talk about how to be an effective advocate. If you’re interested in attending, click here to RSVP.  If you know of a young woman who might be interested in attending, send us her name and email at Sign up soon – space is limited!