Community Philanthropy Series

LACF is pleased to announce the inaugural season of the Community Philanthropy Series. This series is designed to help our community members become even better supporters of our local nonprofit sector. The series will run annually from approximately September through May and will consist of 3-4 sessions each year. Sessions will cover content ranging from estate planning to tax-advantaged ways of giving, and from volunteering to becoming a better board member. Have an idea for a session that you think our community needs? Let us know at info@losalamoscf.org.

2021-2022 Community Philanthropy Series

Title:  The Art of Being Charitable
Date:  Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time:  9:00am – 10:30am
Structure:  Virtual
Cost: Free (advance registration required)
Register here: losalamoscf.org/ticket
Presenters:  Nancy Baker, Philanthropy Solutions by Design, and Joanna Gillespie, LANL Community Programs Office

Would you build a house without a blueprint?  Would you cook an exotic new dish without a recipe?  Just as planning is important in these contexts, it’s equally important when you are making charitable gifts that will reflect your philanthropic intentions. No matter your age, stage, or capacity, this event will help you become more purposeful and strategic with your giving and volunteerism. Join us to discover how you can achieve greater impact with your philanthropy.

Title: Estate Planning: Maximize Your Legacy
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Structure: Virtual
Cost: Free (advance registration required)
Register here: losalamoscf.org/ticket
Presenters: Lynn Baldwin, Director of Wealth Management, Century Bank and Shay Kendricks, Estate Attorney, Miles & Kendricks

Join us to discuss estate planning topics in a world changed by COVID-19, and within the context of contemplated Federal tax changes. From an overview of common estate planning tools, to a discussion on more sophisticated techniques, this interactive session will provide you with information to leave behind a legacy that is well-structured and accomplishes your goals. Additionally, we will explore new and emerging trends in estate planning to further your philanthropic objectives.

Title: Why Philanthropy Matters for a Healthy Community
Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Structure: Virtual
Cost: Free (advance registration required)
Register here: losalamoscf.org/ticket
Presenter:  Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Chair on Community Foundations, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University
Community Panelists: Local leaders in the nonprofit sector

How do communities benefit from robust cultures of philanthropy? How are individuals affected by being philanthropic? Join us as we explore the answers to these questions, helping to illuminate the “why” of philanthropy both for our community of Los Alamos and for ourselves as individuals. Dr. Paarlberg will present concepts and trends in local philanthropy, followed by a local panel that will discuss how these apply to our community specifically.

Title: Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Date: TBD, week of April 17-23
Time: TBD
Structure: In-person (as appropriate) volunteer appreciation fair, location TBD
Cost: Free (advance registration required)
Register here: losalamoscf.org/ticket
Presenters:  Nonprofit Leaders TBD

Let’s celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) together with a community-wide volunteer appreciation event. Local nonprofit organizations are invited to attend and bring your volunteers along. This event provides an opportunity to thank volunteers for all that they have done for our community and our nonprofits. Individuals in the community who have volunteered, or would like to volunteer, are invited to attend this public event to get to know new organizations and learn more about your favorites. Volunteers make so many things possible in our community. We are excited to honor you!

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