2018 FOX Rising Gen Agenda

Advisory Board and Presenters | Agenda | Venue & Accommodations

Friday, April 20, 2018


Kick-Off Dinner Reception at AceBounce Chicago

AceBounce is a ping pong playground with award winning chefs and mixologists. Join us for this casual warm up to the Rising Gen!

Shuttle service will be provided from the Loews Chicago.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:00am Breakfast and Registration

Opening Remarks

Led by: Heather Abramson, Senior Relationship Manager

As we convene for our first Rising Gen learning program, we’ll share the inspiration behind our gathering and our expectations for how this community will come together to support each other’s aspirations and challenges.


My Story

Led by: Jill Shipley, Family Education Expert
FOX Rising Gen Members:
Hillary Elmore
, Cage, Elmore Companies
Logan Cage, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Grayhill Inc.
Austin McDonald, President and COO, McDonald Development Company

Sustaining wealth, a family office or a business is difficult and the odds are stacked against us. This interactive discussion focuses on stories from peers about their experiences working in the shadow of a successful parent, running a family office, and shouldering the fulfilling (yet sometimes heavy) responsibility of being a steward for future generations.

10:00am Morning Networking Break

Money and Relationships

Led by: Jill Shipley, Family Education Expert

Let’s be honest — there’s a stigma that surrounds being an inheritor or trust fund beneficiary, landing a leadership role in a successful family business, or generating wealth at a young age. Assumptions, biases, and perceptions impact the way we are treated and how we treat others. This session will focus on how to navigate other people’s opinions, behaviors, and questions — whether it be friends, significant others, co-workers, family, or even a stranger at a cocktail party.

12:00pm Luncheon

Polling Game to Build Future Rising Gen Programs

Led by: Whitney Webb, Education Advisor

Contribute to future learning programs as we utilize a live, on-screen polling survey to gauge interest in various hot topics and issues that we can cover with the Rising Gen community.


Rising Gen Roundtables

Facilitated by FOX and Guest Learning Experts

Participants will choose which topic they would like to take part in and join in facilitated discussions and case studies. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following: Dynamics with the Family Business, Managing Generational Differences, Sibling/Cousin Concerns, Spouse/In-law’s Involvement, and Next Gen Preparation for Leadership.

2:30pm Afternoon Networking Break

Unlock New Philanthropic Solutions Through Design Thinking

Led by: Rena Greifinger, Design Thinking and Philanthropy Expert

Design thinking is a process that facilitates identifying the right problem, applying the right resources, creating the right solution, and getting the right results. This highly accessible, agile methodology was first used by the private sector to efficiently and effectively develop products and services that meet human needs. More recently, it has been applied to
social problems and has empowered philanthropists to maximize their impact. In this interactive session, we will explore together how we can use design thinking to create cuttingedge, highly effective initiatives, and feel a greater sense of participation, alignment, and philanthropic impact. As our guide, Rena Greifinger will be drawing upon real life examples from her work with PSI’s MaverickNEXT, a philanthropic organization supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

4:30pm Adjournment and Reception