Foundation Source Announces “The Next Generation” of Youth Empowerment

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FAIRFIELD, CT –February 14, 2017– Foundation Source, a company that establishes and provides comprehensive management and advisory services for private foundations, today announced a unique partnership to help channel youthful idealism into meaningful social change. The company has joined forces with WE, an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally. This partnership is intended to connect the next generation’s passion for change with the means to accomplish it.

“While we are currently witnessing one of the greatest transfers of wealth in history, many of our foundation clients have a keen desire to transfer their commitment to philanthropy as well,” says Foundation Source CEO Susan Friedlander Calzone. “Although WE works with people of all ages, its specialty is youth engagement and empowerment. Through our partnership with WE, Foundation Source can give our clients an extraordinary benefit: the ability to share their love of giving back with their children.”

WE is known globally for its signature stadium-sized event WE Day, which features world-renowned speakers and performers, mixed with real inspirational stories of change. Young people can’t simply buy tickets—they must earn them through service to others.

“WE has been working with young people for over 20 years, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see the impact and power the next generation has to create lasting, meaningful change right in their own backyard and around the world,” says WE co-founder, Craig Kielburger. “We are so excited to be partnering with Foundation Source to connect with and empower their next generation of philanthropists.”

Key Opportunities

Foundation Source and WE will work together to provide opportunities for philanthropic families to make lasting memories by making a difference in the world, including:

  • Activities to unlock the world-changing power of the family’s foundation
  • Unique travel opportunities that combine service, fun, and learning
  • Bring-to-school activities to inspire and lead change beyond the family

One of the first activities of the partnership will be the WE Day | New York: Welcome event on April 6th, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall. The evening, which will have reserved tickets for Foundation Source clients and the young people in their lives, will include onstage appearances by incredible thought leaders, A-list celebrities and world-changing youth ambassadors, who will share their passion for social change and inspire the region to take action in support of local and global causes.

WE Day is a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world and is celebrated by 200,000 youth participants in 16 different locations across North America and the UK. This year, there will be other WE days across the country, and Foundation Source will have a client presence at:

  • WE Day Illinois: March 1st
  • WE Day Seattle: April 21st
  • WE Day California:  April 27th

For a quick look at past WE Days, please see the video at this link and learn more about WE at

This opportunity will be one of several major-market events including international excursions to explore family philanthropic opportunities.

About Foundation Source (

Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations. The company’s administrative services, online foundation management tools, compliance, and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution, including the creation of new foundations.  Our clients supply the vision; we provide everything else. Now in our second decade, Foundation Source provides its services to more than 1,300 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, accounting firms, and family offices as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.