With the world rapidly changing, yesterday’s solutions may not be the best answers for today’s issues.

But leaders and philanthropists know it’s important to stay one step ahead.

Earlier this week, United Way’s Tocqueville Society and Emerging Leaders members joined forces at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica to examine the current state of business and philanthropy and how collectively, they can provide solutions to ensure a better tomorrow.  

The event, which was called Next Generation Leaders: Ignite Your Innovation through Philanthropy, explored the following questions:

  1. As leaders, what can we learn from each other?

  2. How can we teach the fundamentals of philanthropy to the next generation of leaders that can — and will ultimately — change the world?

To help spark conversation, we recruited movers and shakers in the worlds of business and philanthropy. Joined by Karen A. Clark, SVP Multicultural Strategy at City National Bank as the evening’s moderator, panelists included:

  • Ranjan Goswami, Vice President, Sales-West, Delta Air Lines

  • Florence Chung, CEO & Founder, The Hetty Group

  • Matthew Louchheim, National Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment

  • Brit Gilmore, President, The Giving Keys

The event gave members the opportunity to explore answers, drive conversation, and create lasting connections. Check out the photos from the event below.

If you are interested in becoming a Tocqueville Society member, contact: Janet Morgan, Director of Major Gifts, at [email protected].

If you are interested in becoming an Emerging Leaders member, contact: Lizzy Paulson, Director of Engagement, at [email protected].

For more information about United Way’s giving societies, visit: http://www.unitedwayla.org/join_a_giving_society.