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Please submit your grant recommendation to GHCF by 12/15/14. Grants requested after that date may not reach their destination by the close of the year.
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2015 Next Gen Donor Institute
We are now accepting nominations for the Next Gen Donor Institute Class of 2015. Throughout this year-long program, participants will develop a deeper understanding of their own philanthropic journey and identity as well as learn from peers and industry leaders about the needs in the community. Participants will have a chance to engage with others in a supportive and private community, and will leave with new tools and resources and a network to help shape their giving and leadership.
Participants in the GHCF Next Generation Donor Institute will go through a simple nomination process or may self-nominate. Once a nomination has been received, the nominee will be notified immediately and if he/she is interested in the program, will be asked to complete a one-page application. Nominations may come from a current GHCF donor, Governing Board member, Community Foundation Council member, Next Gen Alumni, family foundation, professional advisor, or through self-nomination.
• Involved in significant giving such as serving as a trustee of a family foundation or an advisor on a donor advised fund
• Desire to develop skills and knowledge around strategic philanthropy
• 25 – 40 years old
Please see our brochure here, and contact Jennifer Touchet for more information.
GHCF Former Board Chair Maureen Hackett Named
North America's Outstanding Philanthropist
(Arlington, VA) Maureen Hackett, an innovator in Houston and U.S. philanthropy for more than 30 years, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Introducing the Mental Health Channel
In addition to Maureen Hackett's philanthropic endeavors, she supported the creation of the Mental Health Channel, "a channel like you'd see on cable, but on the web—created to raise awareness and help every viewer realize the benefits of improved mental health." The Mental Health Channel is FREE: "free to view, free to share and free of commercials."
You can learn more about the channel & mental health, and view episodes here.