New program director appointed

Mark PetersenNews

As Stronger Philanthropy expands its services to generous families, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Nate Petersen as our new Program Director.

The current wealth transfer as Boomers age and retire, and Millennials step into philanthropy leadership, mean traditional attitudes and practices around generosity are dramatically shifting. Next gen philanthropy leaders seek engagement and impact for social issues. Stronger Philanthropy is committed to creating models for engagement and impact both for onboarding new generations into family philanthropy leadership and to assist them in leaving their own proactive stamp on our world. Nate will focus on working with this new generation and helping them build their capacity and love of giving well.

Nate brings 13 years of family philanthropy leadership to his new role, as a grantmaker for Ontario-based Bridgeway Foundation and now as a board member for Redleaf Foundation in New Brunswick. He has experienced the diversity of the world in far-flung places such as Colombia, Cambodia, and the Philippines, volunteered at the Dadaab Somali refugee camp in northeast Kenya, and walked the Camino in Spain in 2014. He has also hitchhiked across North America more than once. Nate is a graduate of St Stephen’s University, and currently resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick.