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FBN Canada Community Conversation – From Status Quo Philanthropy to Strategic Social Investing

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

"Ultimately, it is individual leaders, making strategic decisions every day, that propel our people and planet forward—or set us back for generations."

Join us for our next FBN Canada Community Conversation with our guests, Lisa Wolverton President, Wolverton Family Foundation & Chair, Board of Directors, and Renee Kaplan, CEO from The Philanthropy Workshop; a not-for-profit, charitable international organization dedicated to the mission to ‘Accelerate social impact by mobilizing a global network of strategic investors united by their commitment to unlock resources, life-long learning and entrepreneurial approaches.’ During our discussion we will explore the global perspectives, trends and gaps in philanthropic investing as well as sharing the 9 Steps to Greater Impact.   In preparation for the discussion, FBN Families that register will be provided with two questions in advance, specific to your perspective regarding Philanthropy.

Please note: Due to the highly interactive nature of this conversation, space is limited to only 2 members per family business. Please register early to save your seat!

Event Details


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

5:00PM EDT/ 6:00PM ADT/ 4:00PM CDT/ 3:00PM MDT/ 2:00PM  PDT


Chris Dohnal




Zoom - from the comfort of you home

Please note that a link will be provided to you ahead of time


Lisa Wolverton
President, Wolverton Family Foundation
& Chair, Board of Directors

The majority of Lisa's work in the past ten years has focused on the non-profit sector, both as an active investor in social change, the President of the Wolverton Foundation and a part-time consultant to business and foundations alike who want to achieve great impact with their social investments and finally, as a Board Member.
The Wolverton Foundation is a small Vancouver-based, private family foundation dedicated to elevating exposure to the arts and facilitating artistic programs for those children who would otherwise be excluded from these opportunities. We facilitate our granting with our long-time grantee partner, The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, by providing a permanent home for the school in East Vancouver.  Lisa is also honored to be the current Chair of the Board of Directors of The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), a network of over 450 global leaders committed to solving the world’s most pressing social issues. Founded in 1985 by the Rockefeller Foundation and as the largest network of its kind, TPW engages humble leaders who seek to leverage their time, talent, resources, and networks for sustainable impact.

Lisa's background includes serving on the Board of Directors of UNICEF Canada, Family Services of the North Shore (Vancouver). Lisa was also the founder and President of Generation Child, a Canadian-based charity that provided small grants to community-based organisations working around the world. In 2015, she chaired The Next Billion conference, an event which addressed women & the global economy, in partnership with the World Bank, UN Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank of Reconstruction & Development and the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Renee Kaplan
CEO, The Philanthropy Workshop

Renee Kaplan is former chief strategy officer and head of programs at the Skill Foundation where she oversaw the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Skill World Forum, strategic alliances, and communications.

Renee has more than 20 years of business experience in corporate, entrepreneurial, and foundation sectors. Her professional background includes eight years at Microsoft in corporate and international marketing–working directly with executive leadership and spending considerable time in India, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Following Microsoft, she was founder and CEO of an e-commerce startup, FutureWorkplace, Inc., which was eventually sold. As an entrepreneur, she was active in Young Entrepreneurs Organization (Y.E.O.) and was named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Puget Sound Business Journal recognizing the region’s visionary business leaders. After selling her business, she spent six years as executive vice president of the Casey Family Programs Foundation, focusing on improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families in the U.S. Prior to her role at Skoll, she was the principal of RKaplan Consulting, and partnered with clients including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Giving Pledge, Trusera Corporation, the Palo Alto Unified School District, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civic Society, and The White House Council on Community Solutions.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism (with an emphasis in International Studies) at Washington State University and has a passion for advising entrepreneurs and social ventures. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons and is a competitive soccer player.


July 7
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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