Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

Giving Together:
Philanthropy and the Next Generation

Unprecedented global developments such as the pandemic, natural disasters and social and financial inequalities have led to rapid growth, advancements and changes in philanthropy. Many families have significantly increased their giving, with rising generations taking on leadership roles contributing their time, talents and resources. From shifting generational values, approaches and priorities, to new models of assessing impact – families are facing big questions that have the power to radically shape the future of philanthropy for good.

We invite you to join us for a special conversation with Rena Greifinger, Managing Director of Maverick Collective; Alex Idol, President of the Idol Family Foundation and Founding Member of Maverick Next; and Jill Shipley, Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisors. We will discuss the changing role of philanthropy and effective strategies to maximize impact for positive social change. We will also explore how families can tackle the world’s biggest challenges by encouraging the confidence, empathy and passions of the rising generations while honoring those that came before.

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About Our Speakers

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Rena Greifinger / Maverick Collective

Rena Greifinger is an award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropy leader, and advocate for women and girls. She currently leads Experiential Philanthropy at Population Services International (PSI) and is Managing Director of Maverick Collective by PSI, a community of women philanthropists making catalytic investments in health and reproductive rights to elevate women and girls everywhere. Maverick Collective was founded by Melinda Gates, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway and PSI to mobilize more resources for gender equality while igniting well-resourced women to change the way philanthropy is done, starting with their own transformation.  


In 2018, Rena founded Maverick Next, an immersive two-year fellowship for emerging women leaders to actively participate in philanthropy and become informed advocates, bold leaders and strategic investors in social impact. As PSI's Global Youth & Girls Advisor for five years, she led the organization's work in design-thinking and private sector approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  


Rena also founded Next Step’s One Love Project, an award-winning program that builds leadership, life-skills and mentoring support for young people living with HIV in the U.S. She sits on the boards of Next Step and Mamamtoto Village, a community based maternal health organization serving Black womxn in Washington D.C. She is a recipient of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Albert Schweitzer Award, Sara’s Wish Foundation’s Global Humanitarian Award and was named one of Apolitical’s Top 100 Influencers in Gender Policy in 2021.  


Rena holds a Master’s of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health. 


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Alexandra Idol / Maverick Next

Alexandra is a partner and board member of Rosehill Investors where she focuses on strategic growth investments and philanthropic initiatives. She began her career in Morgan Stanley’s private equity and investment banking division and is currently a board member on the Next Gen Advisory Council at Rockefeller Capital Management. Alexandra has held leadership roles in both the retail and beauty sectors at Michael Kors and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Alexandra is a founding member of MaverickNext and a founding co-member and Giving Circle Associate of Maverick Venture. She is also a member of Nexus Global, President of the Idol Family Foundation, and an active junior board member of both God’s Love We Deliver and Harlem Academy.

Alexandra received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Operations and Entrepreneurial Management and a BSBA from Villanova University with majors in Marketing and Finance.


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Jill Shipley / Tiedemann Advisors

As a senior advisor and Head of Family Governance and Education, Jill helps families sustain wealth across generations and manage its impact. She brings over 20 years’ experience and expertise in family systems, preparing next generations, communicating about wealth, navigating family enterprise transitions, family and business governance and strategic philanthropy.

Jill is a recognized keynote speaker and author. She has been quoted in books such as Wealth of Wisdom, When Your Parents Sign Your Paychecks and Kids, Wealth and Consequences and media such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Financial Advisor magazine. She is also an educator with extensive curriculum development experience focused on experiential learning in the areas of financial literacy, investing, wealth preservation, philanthropy, personal and professional development and family governance.

Prior to joining Tiedemann Jill was Senior Managing Director at Cresset Capital leading the firm’s governance and education practice and prior acted as Managing Director in the Institute for Family Culture at Abbot Downing where she was a family wealth consultant focused on family dynamics, education & governance, family business transitions and social impact analysis. Jill has been on the faculty with Stetson University’s School of Business where she taught courses on family businesses. She also served as an invited faculty member with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Executive Education Wealth Management Program.

Jill holds a both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stetson University. Jill lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and son.