Recorded on November 18, 2021.
This past year highlighted both tremendous need and uncertainty as well as generosity and innovation in relation to the world of philanthropy and giving back. In this conversation, explore how you and your family can begin or continue your own philanthropic vision and goals featuring experts who will address approaches others have taken as well as tips and resources to make an impact.
Areas of Expertise:
- Experiential Philanthropy
- Giving as a Family
- Next Gen Philanthropy
- Philanthropy Through the Lens of Equity & Justice
About Rachel Gerrol
Rachel Gerrol is Co-Founder & CEO of NEXUS, the leading global network of next-gen philanthropists and impact investors with 6000+ members from over 70 countries representing families with a combined net worth of over $650 billion.
Rachel has organized 40 NEXUS summits across 5 continents, including an annual summit at the UN and regional summits at The White House and No. 10 Downing Street and with the Prime Ministers of Lebanon & The Netherlands.
Rachel led the “Media for Social Impact Summit” at the UN for 5 years and worked closely with the Obama/Biden Administration to create the renowned “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on campus.
Rachel is recognized internationally for her work on next-gen philanthropy and has been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair and more. She serves on the Board of Directors of Birthright Israel Foundation, on the Next Gen Council of the USC-Shoah Foundation and on the Governing Committee of Lifestyles Magazine. She is Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
About Rena Greifinger
Rena Greifinger is an award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropy leader, and advocate for women and girls. She currently leads Experiential Philanthropy at Population Services International (PSI) and is Managing Director of the Maverick Collective by PSI, a community of women philanthropists making catalytic investments in health and reproductive rights to elevate women and girls everywhere. Maverick Collective was founded by Melinda Gates, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway and PSI to mobilize more resources for gender equality while igniting well-resourced women to change the way philanthropy is done, starting with their own transformation.
In 2018, Rena founded Maverick Next, an immersive two-year fellowship for emerging women leaders to actively participate in philanthropy and become informed advocates, bold leaders and strategic investors in social impact. As PSI’s Global Youth & Girls Advisor for five years, she led the organization’s work in design-thinking and private sector approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
Rena also founded Next Step’s One Love Project, an award-winning program that builds leadership, life-skills and mentoring support for young people living with HIV in the U.S. She sits on the boards of Next Step and Mamamtoto Village, a community based maternal health organization serving Black womxn in Washington D.C. She is a recipient of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Albert Schweitzer Award, Sara’s Wish Foundation’s Global Humanitarian Award and was named one of Apolitical’s Top 100 Influencers in Gender Policy in 2021.
Rena holds a Master’s of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.