The Secret to Passing on Your Philanthropic Legacy



The founders of private foundations often have a story—a formative experience or insight that inspired them to become active philanthropists. In this podcast, Sharna Goldseker discusses The Grandparent Legacy Project, a tool to help you share your narrative that informed your personal identity as well as your philanthropy. Although many founders take these stories for granted, assuming that they’re “ancient history” as far as the next generation is concerned, they’re anything but. Your personal narrative, and the act of passing it on, is actually critical to conveying your philanthropic legacy to your family and enlisting the next generation to carry it forward.

About Sharna Goldseker:

Sharna Goldseker is Executive Director of 21/64, a non-profit consulting practice specializing in next-generation and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. In that capacity, Sharna consults and speaks on generational transitions often using 21/64’s uniquely developed tools; facilitates a network of next gen donors who are exploring their identity as well as their impact; and trains other advisors on 21/64’s approach to multigenerational engagement. She is editor of The Grandparent Legacy Project and co-author of #NextGenDonors, a first-of-its-kind study of high-capacity next gen donors in the United States.

Sharna currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Goldseker Foundation, a foundation established by her great uncle, and is a member of the Collaboration for Family Flourishing, a network of family wealth advisors.