SCG is delighted to announce the return of Traditions of Giving, our annual family philanthropy gathering! Every year, we bring together our family foundation members to recognize their accomplishments and look ahead to the new year.
This year, we are excited to host Dr. Michael Moody (Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University), who will help us reflect on the many challenges of 2021 and share the high-level trends and opportunities shaping the direction of family philanthropy. We will also hear from SCG family foundation members who have found creative, innovative approaches to addressing our community’s most pressing issues and achieving impact.
Given the magnitude of the past year, it’s more important than ever to come together as a community and share about the future. We hope you will join us virtually for a morning dedicated to connecting with your family philanthropy colleagues and finding inspiration for the new year!
Dr. Michael Moody
Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy
<p>Michael Moody is the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In this role, he works to expand both the practice and the public understanding of family philanthropy. Trained as a cultural sociologist, with a Ph.D. from Princeton, Dr. Moody is co-author of the books Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission, The Philanthropy Reader, and Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. He is a frequent speaker and sought-after commentator on philanthropic trends whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and many others.</p>
Senior Philanthropy Advisor, Southern California Grantmakers
Jan Kern is supports SCG's Family Foundation Information Exchange Groups. She also leads SCG's Family Philanthropy Advisory Council, the Family Foundation Advisory Group, and coordinates the annual Family Foundation Conference. With more than 25 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, her expertise includes strategic program development and execution, staff management, team building, and relationship development.
Special Thank You to Our Friends of Family Philanthropy Sponsors