What will our community need from the philanthropic community tomorrow? Who will help guide the course? The next generation of donors is active, and The Community Foundation welcomes them. Since 1999, The Community Foundation has encouraged those to whom much has been given, so that they can most effectively give in return.
In 2013, in recognition of the philanthropic leadership provided to the community by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, the initiative was renamed the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative.
Nurturing emerging philanthropists is the goal of The Weaver Philanthropic Initiative, which periodically identifies and launches a class of potential donors, guiding them through a months-long education process, complete with an opportunity to experience hands-on grantmaking. Along the way, they learn about the critical issues and abundant opportunities that exist in our community.
These potential donors emerge with a strong understanding of their own leadership style, as well as an enlightened look at the grantmaking opportunities in our area. Graduates of these classes are already adding their unique philanthropic imprint to our community. How?
“Participating in WPI helped us identify our philanthropic priorities both individually and as a family. We now better understand the role we can play to help support the good work underway in our community.”
– Lauren & Ted Rueger
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