Virginia Hubbell is President of Virginia Hubbell Associates, The
Catalyst Group. She established her independent consulting practice
in 1977 and
since that time has specialized in the field of philanthropy. Virginia
worked as a consultant and in leadership positions with a number of private
foundations and nonprofit agencies across the country. Her experience
provides in-depth understanding of the challenges that face both foundations
and the charitable organizations that request grant funds from them.
Virginia's breadth of experience allows her a unique perspective
and the ability to provide objective, neutral advice and guidance
to the people with whom she is working. Virginia has extensive
work experience in many different types of foundations, including
small and large family foundations, community foundations, corporate
foundations, and government funding agencies. In addition, she
has worked extensively in the management of nonprofit organizations.
This experience provides a special understanding of the needs of
both foundations and the non-profit organizations they fund.
Virginia's role as a catalyst is to help people
bring their dreams to life. Her goal is to facilitate action that enables
do what makes their heart leap." Virginia has an inherent
belief in the power of partnership. She believes there are many
right ways of doing things. Her basic tenet is that diversity enriches
life and collaboration expands opportunities. Virginia's business
practices are based on the concept that philanthropy is most effective
when the process is built on a philosophy of mutual benefit between
donor and recipient.
For over a decade, Julie has collaborated with Virginia Hubbell on the start up of new foundations and the refinement of the work of existing foundations interested in invigoration and growth. She is skilled in managing the many administrative details associated with family foundation operations. She also provides expertise in research related to the foundationís grantmaking program and charitable interests of its board members.
Julie is a recognized philanthropic leader in working with youth, teens and young adults. Her passion is to help them realize their potential as agents of positive change in our society. Her focus is to inspire our next generation to be leaders in their own lives, and in their communities. Julieís experience with youth over two decades includes the design and teaching of youth and teen programs in the visual arts, nature, leadership, volunteerism, peer mentoring, and community giving.
The curriculum that Julie has created teaches leadership and philanthropy skills through relevant and creative educational materials that are specifically geared toward todayís teens. The Connecting Project and Cousins Program offered through Virginia Hubbell Associates serves youth in family foundations, family charitable trusts, community foundations, individual families, and non-profit agencies.