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The inaugural Nexus USA Youth Summit convened December 1-3, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, bringing together young philanthropists, impact investors, and allies – including family business members, successful entrepreneurs and inspiring social change leaders. They discussed the challenges facing our country today, innovative solutions to them, and policy as an avenue for social change.
Connecting the financial, intellectual, creative, political and social capital of our generation in an action-oriented, solutions-focused and safe space, the Nexus USA Youth Summit aimed to inspire learning and collaboration between a uniquely powerful network of peers.
A varied and interactive program of panels, workshops and social activities explored philanthropy, impact investing and social entrepreneurship as well as the challenges of wealth stewardship, family dynamics, strategies for investing and attracting investment, political transformation, and more. Sessions covered a range of social and environmental issues.
The event was organized by Nexus in partnership with the Millennial Action Project, the Common Ground Donor Network, and Children Uniting Nations to form the 2014 Congressional Summit on Next Generation Leadership.
The Summit opened at 1:00 PM on December 1st and ended at 1:00 PM on December 3rd.
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Partial List of Speakers
Aaron Schock, US House of Representatives
Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), 33, represents the 18th District of Illinois and currently serves on the House Ways and Means committee. In addition, he serves as a Deputy Republican Whip and as a member of the Conference Advisory Committee. At the age of 23, Aaron Schock was simultaneously the youngest school board president in history and the youngest Illinois State Representative. He is the first Member of Congress to be born in the 1980’s, making him the first Millennial to serve in Congress.
Previously, Hart has served as CEO of the University Maryland Medical System Foundation and as Chief Development Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bayview Campus. One of the youngest professionals ever awarded the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE), Hart is the editor and author of numerous books and published articles and also hosts the “Nonprofit Coach” radio show. His most recent book is entitled Internet Management for Nonprofits. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member to the Master of Science in Fundraising Management program at Columbia University in New York.
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