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Walking Each Other Home: Traditions of Giving Annual Family Philanthropy Gathering

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm PST
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Traditions of Giving is a time to come together with friends and colleagues to find care, hope, and community. This year’s program is designed to honor the shadows that have surfaced, especially this year, and how we have found and made light personally and in our giving.    

We have all experienced a lot of change, and therefore, conflict this year. Part of creating an antidote to donor fragility is to practice mindfulness, reflection, and moving through imperfection and conflict with trust, compassion, grace, and love. Be inspired by colleagues sharing stories of getting it wrong, making amends, and keeping moving and healing. And, make a wish for how you can spread more abundance, love, and light as we walk each other home.

Honor your shadow and brighten your light through this session with family philanthropy advisor, youth philanthropy thought leader, and organizational development strategist/coach, Dr. Andrea Hernandez. In addition to being inspired by your colleagues, you will learn simple, actionable practices that, when done with intention over time, can build resilience, love, and light within yourself and your relationships with your family, professional circles, and community.



Andrea L. Hernandez, PhD 

President, Growing Giving, LLC

IG: @growinggiving @changedoctor

Andrea (Annie) has dedicated the past 20 years to working with and for organizations that strengthen communities and grow liberation for all.  Dr. Hernandez is the President of Growing Giving, LLC, seeding love-centered social justice philanthropy and change. Her current signature project is The Conflict Transformation Fund, along with family foundation clients providing strategy and coaching support.  Annie designs intentional intergenerational spaces (online these days) for planning, action, and healing. 

Annie serves on the national boards for the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Learning to Give. Social change efforts Annie has led and supported in family foundations and nonprofits have been shared in the New York Times, nationally and locally televised, and published in field articles and books. Annie previously served as the executive director for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and led the national development of Youth Philanthropy Connect. Along with her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change, she is a certified 21/64 trainer and is trained in the Immunity to Change personal conflict transformation framework.  She and her husband, George Rodriguez, along with their young son, Marcelo, live in Spokane, Washington and are founding members of the Los Angeles Latino Giving Circle. Let's grow giving! 

Nancy Berman

President and Executive Director, The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation

Nancy Berman is the President and Executive Director of The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation. She is the Founding Director Emerita of the Skirball Museum. She held the position from 1972 at the museum at Hebrew Union College until  2001, six years after it relocated to The Skirball Cultural Center in LA.  She has and is serving on many local and national cultural and educational boards: Jewish Federation’s Museum Exchange of the Los Angeles-Tel Aviv Partnership Cultural committee, Lehigh University, founding board member of the Hadassah Foundation, Artis board, and the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA, and the Huntington Art Collections, Library and Botanical Gardens.  She is currently Chair of the Museum Committee of the Huntington Board of Governors.

Kaitlin Miles

Vice Chair, The Andrus Family Fund

Kaitlin Miles is the Vice-Chair of the Andrus Family Fund, the next generation philanthropy of the Surdna Foundation. AFF seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States by supporting organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for youth. Based in Austin, TX, Kaitlin is currently an Investment Manager at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, helping provide pension benefits to over 1.6 million public school teachers and public education employees and retirees.


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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