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Your Money Story & Philanthropy (MEMBERS ONLY)

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us as at our 2024 Philanthropy Series for the session, “Your Money Story & Philanthropy” which will inspire and encourage you to share and discuss your money story and philanthropic journey. Jen Risher, author of We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth,” will lead us in a conversation to explore our habits, beliefs, and values around money. What did you learn about saving, spending, giving when you were growing up? What were your parents’ attitudes about money?

Money and philanthropy can be difficult to discuss. Attributing value to socioeconomic status makes talking about money, and wealth especially, taboo. It is our silence that sanctifies us from examining our relationship with money and keeps the status quo in place. Here is a chance to break that silence, do some learning, and build intimacy through conversation. This event is for folks with all different relationships with money, so if you’re curious and want to dive in together, we encourage you to join us.

For preparation, we ask that you purchase and read Jen’s book and come prepared to share some of what you learned about money as a child. We will also talk about giving and discuss our philanthropic journeys. You can purchase We Need to Talk here!

Jennifer Risher is an author, speaker, philanthropist, and investor on a mission to move money out of the taboo category and help us have much-needed conversations. Her book, “We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth,” explores the impact of wealth on identity and relationships. In sharing her story, Jennifer aims to validate the emotional complexities of money and help those with wealth move out of guilt, shame, or a desire to keep money hidden and into meaning, joy, and purpose. In 2020, Jennifer and her husband, David, launched #HalfMyDAF to inspire more charitable giving. Over the last four years, they’ve contributed millions in matching funds, rallied donors and nonprofits, and created a community that has moved over $50 million to nonprofits.

Click here to register for Your Money Story!

This is a virtual learning opportunity on Zoom on April 18th at 12:00PM. Please direct questions to programs@wawomensfdn.org .


April 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Washington Women’s Foundation
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