Family Philanthropy

A woman on a video call with multiple members of her family
Donors & Giving, Family Philanthropy

Bridging the gaps in multi-generational family philanthropy

Differing views within families is nothing new, with topics of disagreement historically including popular culture, politics, religion and parenting, to name a few. Frequently outranking all is money – and how it’s made, invested, spent or saved. Realities of longer lifespans – resulting in up to four generations living simultaneously – and greater willingness to

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Julie Selsberg and her son, Cole Protass
Family Philanthropy, Philanthropic Services

Building family connection through collaborative giving

When Julie Selsberg and her son, Cole Protass, gathered with family for Hannukah, they wanted to find a way to make the celebration feel particularly meaningful. “Especially in these times – with the pandemic, individuals experiencing homelessness and the increased number of immigrants and refugees – it felt like the right time to discuss how

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The Waldbaum Berger family
Donors & Giving, Family Philanthropy, Philanthropic Services

Coming Together Through Giving: Irit and Dana Waldbaum

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many physically separated, the past year has only brought Irit and Dana Waldbaum, mother and daughter, closer together. “My parents and my family have formed a six-person bubble, which means we’re basically each other’s social life these days,” says Dana, a mother of two young girls. “Being together has

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Hankin Family
Donors & Giving, Family Philanthropy, Philanthropic Services

Coming Together Through Giving: Stephanie Stein

Stephanie Stein, along with her father Ken Hankin and her sister Jennifer Hankin, opened a donor-advised fund (DAF) at Rose Community Foundation in late 2019. Just a few months later, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, prompting Stephanie, Ken and Jennifer to accelerate their giving through the fund. “As the pandemic spread across the country, we saw

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The Thorpe family
Donors & Giving, Family Philanthropy

The Thorpe Family: Turning grief into good through philanthropy

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, and many grieving families seek to bring something positive out of their loss. After the devastating loss of their infant son, David and Alicia Thorpe found solace in philanthropy. “We weren’t sure what to do,” explains David. “Something we struggled with was our son’s significance.

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