JewGood Hartford Redefines Philanthropy

Will millennials be the generation that redefines philanthropy? Studies show millennials want to be more experimental and data-driven in their giving, and more personally involved in addressing long-standing social challenges. Steve Piaker thinks JewGood Hartford members are already leading the charge for change in Greater Hartford.

“JewGood Hartford is so much more than a giving circle at the Foundation,” explains Steve, a JCF Trustee and a partner at NapierPark Global Capital. “It’s a support system of young people who are passionate about philanthropy and want more hands-on personal involvement in the community. These young people are making Hartford a more vibrant community.”

Max Schwimmer, JewGood Hartford Steering Committee member, is also confident in its future. “JewGood allows me to participate in an eye-opening grant making process, where I get to learn about the work of community organizations and consider where my grant will have the most collective impact.”

Steve and his wife, Randi, support JewGood Hartford through grants from their Donor Advised Fund.

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