NCFP’s benchmark Trends study found that regardless of age or size, family foundations that are engaging their younger members believe new generations bring innovative ideas and vibrancy to the foundation. Join this peer NCFP Friends Network co-chaired by Michelle Knapik of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Neil Gobioff, of The Gobioff Foundation, to share your resources, tools, and strategies for inspiring and engaging new generations of your family.
Julien Goulet is the Associate Director and only non-family member staff person of the Longbrake Family Foundation (TLFF) based in Seattle, WA. He has been tasked with, among other things, developing the Next Gen program for TLFF’s third gen ranging in age from 0-14. He is slightly awed by how much fun this has been and how it has helped him connect with his kids. Julien is new to the world of philanthropy and previously worked in the social work field for 20+ years primarily in mental health and youth engagement. He loves connecting with new people!
Neil Gobioff is current president of the Gobioff Foundation, a small family foundation based in Tampa, FL. He is part of the founding generation and in the process of formalizing a youth board that will include extended family from the next generation.
Michelle Knapik is the President of The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF). Michelle joined EHTF after more than nine years in the philanthropic sector having led strategy, program development and innovative grantmaking at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Surdna Foundation