Roles: Mentoring the Next Generation

March 19, 2014

featuring PFC members Angie Killoran, The Lawson Foundation, and Nan-B de Gaspé Beaubien, The de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation

  • Who: This session is for foundation staff and trustees
  • Time: 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern; 2:00pm Atlantic; 2:30pm Newfoundland
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions? Contact Sarah Pinchevsky, Program Officer

 Please note that for NON-MEMBERS only, there is a cost of $50 to participate.

Join us for the first in our new series of webinars exploring philanthropic “roles”. This webinar will explore the theme of engaging the next generation in the work of a family foundation. The first role we will be illustrating is that of the mentor, whether it be a grandparent mentoring grandchildren, or a fourth generation mentoring a fifth generation, to learn about grantmaking and to identify their philanthropic passions. The webinar will be led by two mentors who have taken on these roles with younger philanthropists. Nan-b De Gaspe Beaubien is a founder of the de Gaspe Beaubien Family Foundation, and a creative and thoughtful mentor to her grandchildren now entering into roles of responsibility with the foundation. Angie Killoran is the respected non-family Executive Director of the five-generation Lawson family foundation, which has taken a very careful and well-structured approach to mentoring its fourth and fifth generation family members, now scattered as cousins around the world. Please join us for what will be an instructive and inspiring as well as personal discussion of philanthropic mentoring.

Angie Killoran has served as Executive Director of The Lawson Foundation since 2001. The Foundation awards annual grants of  $4,500,000 in three areas: early child development, healthy active living for children and youth, and diabetes. Part of Angie’s role includes guiding the family’s succession planning by mentoring the fourth generation to be effective directors, board chairs and committee members and to engage the fifth generation to carry on the Lawson legacy.

Nan-b De Gaspé Beaubien is founder and Co-Chair, along with her husband Philippe, of the Business Families Foundation and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation. She is a member of the Canadian Broadcasters Hall of Fame, as well as the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Philanthropic Merit Award from the Chambers of Commerce of Quebec. Recognized and sought after, knowledgeable resource on family business leadership, Nan-b has been a key note speaker at many different venues: World Economic Forum in Davos; The Young People’s Organization; and Chief Executive Organization.

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