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Meet Ashley Deutser: Promoting Youth Involvement Before YPC

By |2016-10-28T20:14:59+00:00August 29th, 2016|

Ashley Deutser has always felt passionate about empowering youth. Two years ago when Youth Philanthropy Connect partnered with the Greater Houston Community Foundation for its Southwest Gathering, Deutser was part of a group of youth philanthropists from Houston who helped planned the conference. She has since planned several youth events with the Greater Houston Community [...]

Meet Alexis Elder: A Texan with a Passion for Service Work

By |2016-08-31T01:35:53+00:00August 29th, 2016|

As a junior in high school, Alexis Elder didn’t understand what the word “philanthropy” meant. Now a sophomore at the University of North Carolina, a member of Youth Philanthropy Connect’s Leadership Team, alumnus of Youth in Philanthropy, and a recent intern at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Elder has an expert understanding of what “philanthropy” [...]

Meet Ali Pakradooni: An Experienced Youth Philanthropist

By |2016-08-03T23:09:31+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

When YPC Leadership Team member Ali Pakradooni works alongside relatives at the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), she meets different family members everyday. Being the largest family foundation in the country with over 400 members, gatherings can be eye-opening. AFF is a next generation philanthropy program of the Surdna Foundation that seeks to advance the United [...]

Meet Ashley Rodriguez: Bringing Passion to Youth Philanthropy

By |2016-08-03T23:06:32+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

When Ashley Rodriguez joined the San Francisco youth-focused philanthropy program Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) five years ago, she was a program officer. She has since been promoted to senior peer advisor and now mentors and supports community youth programs. As a first-generation college student at the University of San Francisco, Rodriguez is studying child [...]

The View from the Registration Desk: A Staff Member’s Reflection on YPC 2016

By |2016-07-26T23:13:30+00:00July 26th, 2016|

Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) is a special project of the Frieda C. Fox foundation, dedicated to connecting and empowering youth philanthropists across the country…and increasingly the world!  YPC held a three-day conference at Disneyland Resort on July 7th-9th. Youth ages 8-21 and the adults who support them gathered from all over the country from family [...]

Meet Raquel Barajas: Celebrating Cultures and Breaking Barriers

By |2016-05-31T19:25:59+00:00May 31st, 2016|

Raquel Barajas posed the question: “You know how people become afraid of things that aren’t similar to them so that causes a lot of anger and aggression?” The youth philanthropist from San Francisco plans on changing this cultural flaw plaguing public schools, which leads to widespread bullying and discrimination. She has already started the great [...]

Meet Dhruv Patel: A Traveling Giver

By |2016-05-31T19:26:40+00:00May 31st, 2016|

“Why not take the opportunity?” That is what Dhruv Patel asked himself when a family member asked him to get engaged with the Youth Philanthropy Connect’s (YPC) Leadership Team. An 8th grader at Fairmont Private School, Patel has been a member of the Tarsadia Foundation’s Youth Board since 2009. The Tarsadia Foundation was established in 1999 [...]

New England Fall 2016 Youth Philanthropy Gathering

By |2016-09-01T15:41:20+00:00April 29th, 2016|

We are thrilled to announce the New England Youth Philanthropy Gathering in Greater Boston on Sunday, November 20th, 2016.  The gathering will be held at Brandeis University planned in partnership with local programs and YPC, and generously hosted by the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.  This will serve as YPC's Fall Gathering and [...]

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