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Next Gen Leads Family Foundation Transition

Featuring Katherine Lorenz, Emerging philanthropist of The Giving Pledge

Katherine Lorenz represents the succeeding generation of The Giving Pledge signators. As such, she’ll be responsible for fulfilling the philanthropic intentions of her grandparents, Cynthia and George Mitchell. In this podcast, Katherine shares her journey in preparing to lead her family’s foundation. Our conversation explores how her grandfather’s legacy influenced her style of philanthropy, the importance of sharing and learning from philanthropic failures, and the power of peer networks. By the end of the podcast, listeners will understand why Forbes magazine named Katherine among “Ones to Watch,” as a notable emerging philanthropist using her resources to make change in distinctive and innovative ways.


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