Philanthropy Leaders Series: YouthpriseDate: Feb 29, 2012
Time: 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
|Fee: $45 for MCN members ONLY||Register Now!|
In early 2010, the McKnight Foundation’s board of directors began to explore the feasibility of transferring its youth out-of-school time portfolio to an independent entity (intermediary) to ensure that the Foundation’s impact in the field could continue to grow. A local advisory council representing key stakeholders in the out-of-school time field was formed to shape the concept. In November 2010 a board of directors was formed for the new intermediary, and in March 2011 the organization received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and trademarked the name Youthprise. Youthprise aims boldly for the vision that Minnesota will lead the nation in accelerating leadership and innovation beyond the classroom.
Wokie Weah, Youthprise’s first president, provides executive leadership and vision, works in partnership with the board of directors and brokers relationships for the betterment of the field. She comes to Youthprise with comprehensive experience in education and youth development. Wokie worked for 18 years at the National Youth Leadership Council, serving most recently as senior vice president. Wokie received her master’s degree in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in New York. She is an author and widely traveled speaker. She has addressed audiences throughout the United States and Africa, and written extensively on service-learning and diversity.
A light continental breakfast will be served.
About the Series
2012 Philanthropy Leaders Series
Join MCN and your colleagues at the 2012 Philanthropy Leaders Series where you will hear from, and engage with, some of Minnesota’s most prominent philanthropy leaders. Philanthropy Leaders events are MCN special member events and provide a great opportunity for you to network with your peers involved in fundraising. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear first-hand what philanthropy leaders are thinking about philanthropy for 2012 and beyond.
This six-part series includes the following workshops:
- Youthprise, Wednesday, February 29
- Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, Tuesday, March 6
- Medtronic Foundation, Wednesday, April 4
- The Joyce Foundation, Wednesday, April 25
- Tribal Philanthropy: Building Communities through Native Giving and Reciprocity, Wednesday, May 23
- Blandin Foundation, Wednesday, June 6
You can register for this single session, or for the entire series of six workshops and save! This MCN members special event series is $240 for all six workshops. Register now!