Philanthropy & The Next Generation

Clarity, communication, and multigenerational collaboration are essential as St. Louis Community Foundation donors seek to involve the next generation in their funds and giving activities. To jump-start the dialogue, the Community Foundation recently brought 21/64, a nonprofit consulting group specializing in multigenerational engagement, to St. Louis for a day of conversation with three key groups: donors, professional wealth advisors, and Community Foundation staff.

During the day, participants were challenged to answer the following questions:

  •    What is the legacy that you aspire to leave?
  •    What is the impact you want to achieve?
  •    Who is the funder you aspire to be?

Determining the answers to these questions will help donors — and their wealth advisors — articulate a charitable vision. In addition, 21/64 provided a colorful deck of images for donors and wealth advisors to use to drive conversations and define intentions, which provide the framework for a mission statement.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the following:

Wendy Witte
Donor Services Manager