Virtual Lunch Program: Women in Philanthropy, and Generational Wealth Transfer

Women in Philanthropy, and Generational Wealth Transfer

Join us for a presentation on the increased role of women in philanthropy. In recent years we have seen more women in the workforce and managing their wealth. Current demographic trends project that by 2030, women will control more than two-thirds of the wealth in the country, and women will have a growing impact on philanthropy. We also see women taking a disproportionate role in the wealth transfer of assets from one generation to the next, particularly from “boomers” to their children and/or to nonprofits. These trends are expected to continue.
Participants will learn what this cohort values, trends shaping how women give in 2023, how giving differs between men and women, and the strategies for fundraising with this growing group of influential, wealthy women.
A panel discussion and Q & A will follow the presentation.
Stephen Jakab, VP and Chief Development Officer at Yale-New Haven Hospital and President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation
Scott Nevins, Sr. Investment Manager, Bernstein Advisors
Mary Grace Pagaduran, Director of the “Fund for Women and Girls” at The Fairfield County Community Foundation
Dotty Weston-Murphy, Senior Vice President, Development & Donor Services for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Chari Anderson, Development Officer, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

This program will be valuable for development directors, executive directors, major giving officers, board members, and other key staff at nonprofit institutions.

Our Presenter:

Pilar Richardson Schmidt – Director at Focused Fundraising CT LLC

Pilar holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in teaching from Columbia University Teachers College.  Originally from New York City, she has lived in Connecticut all her adult life.

Following early teaching positions and over 30 years of development positions at nonprofits in a variety of fields, she is now dedicated to fundraising consultant work to help nonprofits use all the development tools available to create a robust organization, one that has a good strategic plan and related fundraising plan. Pilar is passionate about building effective teams and leveraging collaborative design to create growth.  In addition, she offers workshops and training for organizations that wish to access short term training and mentoring for their Board, volunteers, and staff.



Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Online

Workshop Fee



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