Featuring Wendy Jaffe, Executive Director of Trio Foundation
What is Lunch with Leaders?
Philanthropy Missouri's Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in Missouri. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.
How does it work?
New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers gather for an informal lunch coordinated by Philanthropy Missouri. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust, conversation around relevant topics. A "springboard" article is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.
How will it work virtually?
To open this opportunity to our statewide Membership, this lunch will be held online via Zoom Meeting. Participants will receive a $30 gift card to a food delivery website to select their meal and have it delivered to their workspace.
Who should attend?
PhilMO Members (FREE) and Non-Member Grantmakers ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 participants.
About Wendy Jaffe
Wendy Jaffe joined the Trio Foundation in 2001 as its first employee, assumed the executive director role in 2004, and will retire at the end of 2023. During her tenure Wendy has represented the Trio Foundation in its philanthropic engagement with the St. Louis community and has helped the foundation in making grants to over 500 organizations worldwide. Beyond Wendy’s work as Executive Director of Trio, she has provided leadership in regional funding collaboratives as well as philanthropic organizations including Philanthropy Missouri, Exponent Philanthropy, and the Council on Foundations.