Program Resource

Celebrating the Top Resources for Youth Philanthropy

Publication date: 
December, 2017
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Join us as we celebrate the top resources from across the youth philanthropy field. We will hear from those who developed resources and youth from programs who have used or implemented these tools. This webinar will give you the resources and the knowledge on how to fully utilize them in your own programs to take youth philanthropy to the next level!


National Center for Family Philanthropy

NCFP is dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them, providing the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving. NCFP's resource, Generations Together, is a curriculum for engaging youth in family philanthropy. (Featuring Foundation Center Staff)

A hub to inspire, connect, and inform youth grantmaking.  Goals include sharing data on the depth and breadth of the youth giving movement.  Building knowledge around process and strategy, and potential partners to drive collaboration and action. 

Learning to Give (LTG)

Learning to Give provides K-12 teachers with free online lesson plans, training, and peer collaboration to teach young people about giving. Our resources include teach about issues, skills of taking action, vocabulary and culture of philanthropy, and other related concepts. Check out our website and our Issue Area Toolkits. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @learningtogive

Rachel Ogorek, Program Coordinator, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Rachel Ogorek is the Program Manager at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In this role Rachel helps philanthropic families by providing monthly topical webinars, curating a family philanthropy blog and many other things. Prior to her time at NCFP she was in school completing her MA in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and her MPA in Nonprofit Management at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana.

Jen Bokoff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement

Jen Bokoff is the director of knowledge services at Foundation Center. She develops partnerships and projects that build knowledge and strategy in the social sector, with an eye specifically on grant makers. She also runs GrantCraft, a free service that taps the practical wisdom of funders to improve the collective knowledge of the philanthropy field. In her role, Jen regularly speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops with funders, and connects people to resources, ideas, and one another.

Betsy Peterson

Betsy Peterson started her career as an elementary teacher, then served as product development director with a national educational publisher and as a freelance author/editor, always active with piloting and writing curriculum and leading other teachers through curricular change. Betsy started at Learning to Give 16 years ago as a consultant and has served as an editor, writer, director of curriculum, and executive director.

Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott is Program Director at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In her role, she works on programming with community foundations, engaging the next generation, and connecting families to resources or others with similar experiences. Prior to her current role, Katherine led a national network of youth grantmaker ages 8-21 and the adults who support them and previously has worked at community foundations across the country. Katherine lives in DC with her husband Mike and baby Henry.

Katie Reusch

Katie joined YSA in October 2016, and as the Manager of Partnerships, works closely with youth-serving organizations to engage youth in high quality projects. She is excited to be managing the Lead Agency program and working with organization grantees to engage youth in planning and executing meaningful service projects for the 30th annual Global Youth Service Day this April! Before joining the wonderful team at YSA, Katie worked in the government and non-profit sectors, including the United Nations and the Close Up Foundation. Katie holds a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from St. Bonaventure University.

YSA (Youth Service America)

Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. YSA's four pronged model includes activating youth through campaigns like Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service; funding youth, schools, and youth-serving organizations with YSA grants; training youth, schools, and youth-serving organizations with resources and courses offered in the YSA Learning Center; and recognizing their service work through awards, storytelling, and visibility campaigns.