Through the NextGen initiative, ECCF works to empower rising generations to be engaged changemakers with a focus on drawing a diverse population to the table to create change through our collective currencies, including money, connections, skills and knowledge.
In the coming year, NextGen will engage youth and adults through four distinct programs:
Youth Philanthropy Initiative, connecting young people with experiential giving opportunities
Purpose Parties, gatherings for adults that include philanthropic education, networking and leadership development opportunities.
Next-Level Get-Togethers, engaging diverse groups of people in design-thinking exercises that solve real-life issues.
Annual Giving Gathering, bringing families together to participate in meaningful activities with the opportunity to make real-time gifts to a cause.
past nextgen events
NextGen event with Ellen Sabin, Author of "The Giving Book"
NextGen event with Ron Lieber, New York Time columnist and best-selling author
By working with rising generations, we aim to create an authentic pipeline of doers with a cross-section of talents who will care for Essex County for today, and for the future.
nextgen steering committee
John Andrews | Salem
Anne Barker | Wenham
Liz Bradley | Swampscott
Chrissy Cahill | Manchester
Sunil Gulab | Lynn
Eric Immerman (co-chair) | Salem
Matt Kirchner | Swampscott
Katy Langhorst | Beverly
Adriana Moschella | Lynn
Kathryn Price (co-chair) | Lynnfield
Blair Steck | Wenham
Doneeca Thurston | Lynn
Brendan Ward | Nahant
Carol Lavoie Schuster | ECCF
get in touch
Carol Lavoie Schuster
Vice President for Grants and Services
(978) 777-8876 x133
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