Publication Date: September 9, 2013
A video about the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation’s youth engagement strategies, with footage from the 2013 Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference in Anaheim, CA. Includes a junior board member sharing her insights. The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation was formed in 1960 by musician and entertainer Lawrence Welk. His daughter, Shirley Fredricks, established one of the nation’s first next generation boards in 1983. The Foundation’s mission is to award grants to nonprofit organizations serving children and families living in poverty in three Southern California neighborhoods. In addition, a small portion of their funding goes to nonprofits promoting youth and family philanthropy.