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Youth Philanthropy in the Age of COVID

Youth Philanthropy in the Age of COVID

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Event details

Thursday, September 3, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am PDT

About this event

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the Regional Community Foundation Network for a conversation on how community foundations are supporting youth philanthropy during this time. We'll have guest speakers Janece Levien, senior program manager at Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and Luis Gomez, program officer at Yakima Valley Community Foundation to share about the work they are doing with youth philanthropy boards. This call will be an opportunity for them to share:

  • How they are adapting their youth philanthropy boards to a virtual setting and lessons learned so far
  • How they ensure that they prioritize equity in their youth philanthropy boards
  • How to work in an authentic way with youth to support their leadership


Janece Levien, Senior Program Officer
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

As Program Officer at GTCF, Janece supports community projects and partnerships to cultivate meaningful and sustainable collaborations in Pierce County. She specifically works with the Youth Philanthropy Board, Spark Grants, Women’s Economic Opportunity and the 2020 Census.

Luis Gomez, Program Officer, Community Engagement and Youth Leadership
Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Luis Gomez moved to the Yakima Valley at a very young age and has made the valley his home ever since. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration and concentration in management. During his years at Heritage University, he was part of Sigma Beta Delta, an honors fraternity for management administration. Luis strongly believes in the mission of the Foundation and wants to continue to serve his community.

Please contact Mares Asfaha with any questions.