The Donor Journeys Initiative kicked-off in January 2019 at the 5th biennial National Summit on Family Philanthropy: Our Donor Journeys and Why They Matter.

Hosted by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Summit featured three plenary panel discussions with donors whose learning and giving has been shaped by their personal experiences and family giving culture. One year later, the Johnson Center is delighted to share Summit Replay, a series of videos featuring the complete plenary discussions, available to view online for free.

Unfortunately, the journeys of many donors are deeply affected by trauma that they — and/or their friends, families, and communities — have endured. For Journeys After Trauma, the second plenary of the day, Lee Ippolito Jurewitz (Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston), Polo Reo Tate (R.E. Olds Foundation), and Heidi Yewman (Women Donors Network) shared difficult but inspiring stories of giving, serving, and organizing in the wake of trauma, including abuse, gun violence, and a devastating hurricane. The lessons they share can help not only those facing similar traumas, but also those who come to giving with an abiding passion and keen focus on a specific cause.

Learn more about the 2019 National Summit on Family Philanthropy

Watch the other Summit Replay videos at Summit Replay: Partners Together on the Giving Path and Summit Replay: Next Gen Social Justice Journeys.

Learn more about the Donor Journeys Initiative at the Johnson Center.