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This gathering convened by California Community Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Southern California Grantmakers, & Youth Philanthropy Connect, was designed to develop, enhance, and catalyze youth & next gen philanthropy in our region and among participants. Attendees ranged greatly in experience, from those already deeply engaged in grantmaking to those just looking to get started! YPC was excited to provide this event for participants to connect, share experiences, and learn together! 

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Sunday, April 23
 

9:30am PDT

Registration Open & Breakfast Available
A continental breakfast will be available while registration is open.

Sunday April 23, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Entry to the Stadium Club

10:00am PDT

Introduction, Welcome from the Dodgers Foundation, & Mini-Recess TeamBuilding
Enjoy a special welcome from our hosts at the Dodgers Foundation.  Hear an overview of the day, and spend time getting to know others engaged in philanthropy across the region!

We will have a special mini-recess lead by Playworks Southern California. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Cornejo

Jessica Cornejo

Playworks
Jessica “Coach Jess” Cornejo became a member of the Playworks Nation in December 2015. As an AmeriCorps program coordinator, she was selected to bring Playworks culture to a brand new partnership at Washington Elementary in Santa Ana, CA. Through the magnitude of love and passion... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Cuevas

Claudia Cuevas

Playworks
Coach Claudia began her journey as a Playworks Recess Coach at Wilson Elementary in 2015. As a Recess Coach for Santa Ana Unified School District, she has cultivated a recess culture where every child feels, safe, included and part of the game! Her kindness, empathy, passion for play... Read More →
avatar for David Gomez

David Gomez

Playworks
Junior Coach David is a fifth grader at Wilson Elementary.Favorite Playground Game: SoccerFavorite Game to coach: 4 line Soccer Favorite Superhero: The FlashFavorite snack: Oreos and Takis What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a Soccer player or a... Read More →
avatar for Nathaniel Manzano

Nathaniel Manzano

Playworks
Coach Nate is in his second year working for Playworks at Lincoln Elementary School. He enjoys being a mentor to the new coaches and feels he has a wealth of knowledge that he can share with new coaches in their program. Soccer is his favorite recess game since he has played soccer... Read More →
avatar for Soraya Padilla

Soraya Padilla

Playworks
"My favorite food is mushroom and pepperoni pizza, my favorite color is light pink, my favorite recess game is dodgeball, my favorite thing to do is skateboard, I love shopping, the reason I became I junior coach is to be an example to younger kids, and I love being a junior coach... Read More →
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Stephany Santos

Playworks
Stephany Santos, aka “Coach Little” is serving in her second year with Playworks as an AmeriCorps Member. She is serving at Foster Road Elementary in Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District. Coach Little’s favorite snack is hot fries with Strawberry Fanta, and she can be found... Read More →
avatar for Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect
The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that works with foundation staff and board, contributing to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conference, and the content... Read More →
avatar for Nichol Whiteman

Nichol Whiteman

Executive Director, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Nichol Whiteman is Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation where she oversees operations, programs, charitable giving and fundraising for the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With nearly ten years of non-profit leadership experience, Whiteman’s efforts... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

10:30am PDT

Exploring Philanthropy Models Session
Youth philanthropy and grantmaking happen in so many diverse and exciting ways! Explore a few innovative models for youth philanthropy all in one place! Meet philanthropists from across the region as they share their expertise in engaging youth and giving. Speakers will share information about their programs and then open up the floor for questions and discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Annie

Annie

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation & Youth Philanthropy Connect
Annie Hernandez, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for the Frieda C. fox Family Foundation and has led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gus Baden

Gus Baden

Team Kids & Baden Family Trust
Gus Baden’s involvement with Team Kids began when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. He, and his friends, decided to participate in a city-wide LemonAid Stand to benefit the children that had been affected by nature’s destruction. His concept was that rather than having... Read More →
avatar for Sarina Dayal

Sarina Dayal

Tarsadia Foundation
Sarina Dayal is a first-generation Indian-American raised in Southern California. She has been an active member of the Tarsadia Foundation since 2010 where she and her family work to engage and empower under-served communities. Sarina also served as a leadership team member for... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Goldsobel

Hannah Goldsobel

University Synagogue
Hannah Goldsobel is the 2016-17 Social Action Vice-President of UNITY, the youth group at University Synagogue. Last year, Hannah was the UNITY 9th grade philanthropy guide. Hannah learned how to capture philanthropic ideas and turn them into solid results. One notable project... Read More →
avatar for Alex Rooney

Alex Rooney

The Community Foundation
Alex Rooney is a member of the Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team. She is a three-year member and this year’s president of The Community Foundation Youth Grantmakers of the Coachella Valley. Through the Youth Grantmakers Program, Alex has learned about philanthropy, nonprofit... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

11:30am PDT

Break
Sunday April 23, 2017 11:30am - 11:40am PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

11:40am PDT

Problems and Solutions: Discussion-based Stories, Tips, and Tools
Join national family education expert Joline Godfrey in an interactive session to exploring tools, tips, and solutions for engaging your next gen in the  philanthropic goals and initiatives of the family. We’ll share what’s working and what’s not, as well as resources and ideas for nurturing the philanthropic spirit of next gen family members. 

Speakers
avatar for Joline Godfrey

Joline Godfrey

 Joline Godfrey is the author of Raising Financially Fit Kids and other cutting edge books andpublications related to the financial fluency of HNW families. She recently launched a new company, The Unexpected Table, a gathering vehicle for meaningful dialogue. Godfrey develops... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

11:40am PDT

Next Gen Panel
Enjoy this opportunity to come together to learn with other next gen philanthropists about getting started in philanthropy, working together with your family or foundation, developing your philanthropic vision, and best practices of the field!  In this time with others across your peer group, troubleshoot and share tips and solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marion

Alexis Marion

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
Alexis met the Fox family when she was 12 years old as a foster youth. She has been around the foundation since its inception and its work has influenced her path. Alexis is the Program Officer for the Foundation, supporting grantees and serving as the advisor for the Foundation’s... Read More →
avatar for Katie Wang

Katie Wang

Resource Generation
Katie, a third generation Chinese American, grew up in the Boston area and the Northern California Bay Area in Saratoga. She began to get involved with social justice work through Asian American student support groups in college and found herself engaged in anti-gentrification work... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Emirates Lounge

11:40am PDT

Discovering Your Passion for Change
This special session is for youth new to philanthropy! Learn how your passions can help change the world by using the great skills you already have!  Philanthropy allows a person or organization to focus on one issue--or a list of finite issues--and really understand the ins and outs of solving that problem. It is a big responsibility to help make sure change happens and can be a lot of fun---come join the fun!

Speakers
avatar for Brea

Brea

Youth Philanthropy Connect
Brea joins the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation as a Graduate Assistant to Youth Philanthropy Connect. She is currently completing her final year of Master’s work in philanthropic studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts... Read More →
avatar for Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect
The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that works with foundation staff and board, contributing to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conference, and the content... Read More →
avatar for Amy Wu

Amy Wu

Claremont McKenna College, LearnServe
Amy Wu is a junior at Claremont McKenna College, majoring in Mathematics and Economics with a Computer Science minor. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship, having started her own social venture and mentored other teenage social entrepreneurs in high school through LearnServe... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Suite 232

11:40am PDT

Social Justice
If you aspire to move beyond superficial, temporary fixes to deep, longstanding challenges, this session helps you explore ways to do that. This interactive session introduces attendees to the practice of social justice and social justice philanthropy in the United States. Explore how social justice values can help navigate the complex world as you seek to make change and impact.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmir Bates

Ahmir Bates

Social Justice Learning Institute
Ahmir Bates is a junior and youth leader at Augustus F. Hawkins High School in Los Angeles, CA and the Social Justice Learning Institute based in Inglewood. Ahmir is an active participant in a county-wide coalition to end the criminalization of boys and men of color called the Brothers... Read More →
avatar for Amir Casimir

Amir Casimir

Social Justice Learning Institute
Amir Casimir is a freshman and youth leader at Inglewood High School and the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), both based in Inglewood. Amir began his interest in social justice as an Urban Health Fellow at SJLI, where he learned about allied health fields and how to help... Read More →
avatar for Shequan

Shequan "Joaquin" Granger

Social Justice Learning Institute
Shequan “Joaquin” Granger is a senior and a youth leader at the Social Justice Learning Institute and Augustus F. Hawkins High School. Over the last three years, Shequan has participated in the full both of our youth programming as an Urban Health Fellow, a student leader in the... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Suite 233

12:40pm PDT

Lunch Time Keynote: Erica Williams Simon
More information coming soon!

Speakers
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Erica Williams Simon

http://www.ericawilliams.com
Check out her bio in pictures at: http://www.ericawilliams.com/my-story/#storyintro or the full bio below.Erica Williams Simon is an award-winning content creator, educator, host and social critic. Her work is focused on helping a diverse, non-conformist generation of dreamers survive, thrive and change the world. Erica has had an extensive and varied career in... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

2:10pm PDT

Nurturing and Mentoring Creativity and Innovation in Youth & Next Gen
The next generation has an unprecedented opportunity to impact the world’s most pressing issues—locally and globally.  From the family foundation to crowd-funding; impact investing to social entrepreneurship; social media and social activism, the next generation approaches change with a portfolio of strategies never before available to earlier generations. In this session, we will explore  the newest trends in family philanthropy for  effectively engaging the next generation.

Speakers
avatar for Joline Godfrey

Joline Godfrey

 Joline Godfrey is the author of Raising Financially Fit Kids and other cutting edge books andpublications related to the financial fluency of HNW families. She recently launched a new company, The Unexpected Table, a gathering vehicle for meaningful dialogue. Godfrey develops... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:10pm - 3:25pm PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)

2:10pm PDT

Giving Circle for Next Gen & All Youth Ages 12+
For our youth participants age 12-21 and next gen, this breakout session will turn into a Giving Circle! There, the youth and next gen will be introduced to the grant making cycle and learn from each other’s experiences using different processes. From there, they will work together to create criterion for reviewing the finalists’ proposals to help determine the final grants. More details about grant applicants coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Dombrowski

Abbey Dombrowski

Community Foundation of St. Clair County – Youth Advisory Council, Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team
Abbey is a freshman in college in St. Clair, MI where she is President of the Youth Advisory Council of the St. Clair County Community Foundation. Abbey is also a member of the Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership team. Along with this, Abbey is the youngest board member of an... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Phung

Gordon Phung

Youth Funding Youth Ideas, Youth Philanthropy Connect
Gordon Phung was born in San Francisco, CA and currently attends Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in his senior year. He prides himself in his effective youth philanthropy work at Youth Funding Youth Ideas as a Youth Evaluator. He is a member of the YPC Leadership Team... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:10pm - 3:25pm PDT
Emirates Lounge

3:25pm PDT

3:35pm PDT

Next Steps for Action & Closing
Together, we will:
  • Complete the Giving Circle,
  • Plan next steps for the SoCal region, and
  •  Reflect on personal next steps and share learnings.

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

Youth Philanthropy Connect
Katherine joined the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation to lead Youth Philanthropy Connect as Program Director. Katherine is excited to have her career come full circle as she began her experience in philanthropy in high school as a Youth Advisory Council member and leader for In Youth... Read More →
avatar for Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

Youth Philanthropy Connect
The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that works with foundation staff and board, contributing to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conference, and the content... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2017 3:35pm - 4:15pm PDT
Stadium Club (Main Space)