Many Family Foundations are at a crossroads today — torn between their legacies and values and who they are being called to be in a rapidly changing world.
Over the past two years, we’ve seen a multitude of transitions occur in family philanthropy: assets are increasing significantly upon the death of a founder, leadership is experiencing burnout, and younger generations feel excluded from decision-making power. And, more than ever, philanthropy is urged to think differently about its practices in favor of grantmaking that helps advance racial equity and shared leadership.
Simultaneously, family foundations are grappling with the long-standing traditions that have guided their observable donations and formed the culture and identity of the foundation itself. What does it mean to challenge the traditions — and family members — that created the foundation’s wealth? What does it mean to preserve a foundation’s spirit while shedding the values and practices no longer serving our communities?
SCG’s 2022 Family Philanthropy Annual Conference, Navigating Transitions: Redefining Traditions seeks to help our family philanthropy community address the challenges emerging from the tension between stifling traditions and emergent transitions. Our luminary speakers and community leaders will help family funders reassess their legacies and leverage change to realize their visions for equity.
This year, our family conference will be a hybrid event held over two days. Day One will be completely virtual and will serve as an introduction to our conference themes. Day Two will bring us together in person to reconnect and dive deeper into our conference themes. After so many months apart, we hope you will join our family philanthropy community for SCG’s annual family convening!
Attending Our Hybrid Event
We envision our 2022 Family Philanthropy Annual Conference as one conversation held over two days. For this reason, we highly encourage you to attend both days of our conference, if possible.
For members unable to attend the in-person portion of the event, we invite you to still register for Day One’s virtual sessions. However, please note that there will be NO live stream of Day Two’s in-person sessions or networking. Furthermore, for continuity of our programming, we urge you to attend Day One of our conference to fully engage in Day Two’s conversations. Also, given that in-person capacity is limited for Day 2 of the conference, we ask that you please let us know ASAP if you register and can no longer attend.
Vaccinations will be required of all in-person attendees with limited exemptions for religious or medical reasons. We invite you to read SCG’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols to learn about the health and safety requirements.
Have a question about our conference’s format or registration? Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.