In this episode, Ellie Frey Zagel is joined by Colleen Mitchell, Founder and Principal of VENTURE3Philanthropy, and Paige Cornetet, Chief Millennial Officer with Millennial Guru. Combined this power trio make up 3Gen Perspectives, a collaboration and presentation offering they’ve developed and delivered to several family wealth audiences this year.
Each 3Gen Perspectives leader brings a unique generational perspective to the conversation—Colleen is a Boomer, Ellie is a Gen Xer, and Paige is a Millennial. While these friends have a lot in common, their conversation demonstrates how their generation and life experiences influence their views on giving back and how they approach philanthropy.
In this episode:
- Meet 3Gen Perspectives and hear what philanthropy looks like in their lives (2:40)
- How do you see your generation participate in philanthropy? (10:55)
- What are the common giving behaviors of your generation? (16:17)
- What advice do you offer upcoming generations? (22:11)
- How does your generation define success and impact? (29:17)
- Tips to take (32:25)
Notable & Quotable:
For my generation, community is global. —Paige Cornetet, Millennial perspective
Boomers think about giving and philanthropy in a 3-S context—strategic, stewardship and succession. —Colleen Mitchell, Boomer perspective
We’ve been the “next generation” for a long time. We’ve had a 20+ year runway. We’ve paid our dues and there should be a level of respect that comes with that. —Ellie Frey Zagel, Gen X perspective
Avoid the ‘philanthropic Bermuda Triangle’ at all costs. It’s ego, power and money swirled around with a sprinkle of insecurity. —Colleen Mitchell, Boomer perspective
My generation gives in time, talent and ties. —Paige Cornetet, Millennial perspective
Find your passion in philanthropy and run with it. —Ellie Frey Zagel, Gen X perspective
Don’t risk missing out on any of the fun that is to come.
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