Bringing the next generation into the philanthropic fold is a top priority for Wayne Green, executive director of Honeycomb, a partner of JFN, which provides educational resources to help professionals and parents engage youth in strategic grantmaking. For him, the conference was about making connections with peers in the world of philanthropy and an opportunity to “explore collaborations,” he said, with other funders who are thinking about the next generation.
“When we think about giving, we need to make sure that having the greatest impact is an incredible responsibility that comes with the access to having wealth and finances,” Green said. “I think, as Jews today, we want to be represented by our actions and doing good for the world. So for me, philanthropy is like a perfect way that represents that.”