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nextgen philanthropy

ECCF’s NextGen Philanthropy initiative seeks to educate, engage and connect Essex County’s next generation of philanthropic leaders. 

NextGen donors are doers who desire to have a long-term impact on the community in which they live, work, and raise families. ECCF wants to ensure they have the knowledge, tools and support necessary to ensure long-term philanthropic impact.

The NextGen Philanthropy Initiative offers:

  • NextGen donor education programs
  • Resources, articles, and information to inform giving
  • Regional and community-specific data
  • Expert advice and insight about regional nonprofits
  • Networking and connection to other NextGen donors
  • Access to invitation-only events to discuss philanthropy and community
  • Invitations to other ECCF donor events

past nextgen events

NextGen event with Ellen Sabin, Author of "The Giving Book"
We all want to teach our children how to make the world a better place. We want them to recognize when someone is in need and that they have the power to help. Most important, we want our kids to understand that when they give – time, money or just a simple kindness – they also receive. Engaging youth in charitable work builds character, strengthens communities and serves others.
Author Ellen Sabin has given us a tool to accomplish all of these things with her interactive children’s book, “The Giving Book.”
ECCF, in collaboration with Brookwood School, partnered with Ms. Sabin to lead a unique and interactive session meant to engage parents and teachers in ways that help children understand the importance and value of giving.*
NextGen event with Ron Lieber, New York Time columnist and best-selling author
Ron Lieber, New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The Opposite of Spoiled

 lead our session on the how, when, and why to talk to kids about money and engaging them in philanthropy.  As millennials and Gen-X aged parents raise their children to be compassionate, competent and caring adults, Ron will offer concrete tools and examples to help us think about how money and philanthropy help shape our children into thriving adults.

About Ron

Ron Lieber is the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times and author of Theron-lieber-headshot Opposite of Spoiled. Ron explains, “The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition. It identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody ‘the opposite of spoiled,’ and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic.” But, says Lieber, The Opposite of Spoiled is also “a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are. It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don’t know how and when to start.”



Did you know?

Millennials and Gen X’ers will wield more philanthropic power than any generation before.

work & impact

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
Andriana Moschella | Lynn
Kathryn Price (co-chair) | Lynnfield
Blair Steck | Wenham
Brendan Ward | Nahant
Carol Lavoie Schuster | ECCF

get in touch

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Carol Lavoie Schuster

Vice President for Grants and Services
(978) 777-8876 x133

how can we help?

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