Lana Volftsun is Executive Director of the One Percent Foundation. She is also on the board of Slingshot, a collective fund that provides support for a subset of innovative Jewish organizations featured in the Slingshot Guide. In addition, Lana sits on the Issues Committee for the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Upstart Bay Area's Connect Advisory Group and the Impact Grants Initiative Committee of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Lana takes her work on the road, speaking at conferences, gatherings and universities about Millennial giving. Previously, Lana sat on the Young Leadership Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and was a facilitator for the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative of the Partnership for Jewish Life & Learning. Lana has a B.S.B.A. and master’s certificate in nonprofit management from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in San Francisco, is a regular contributor to GOOD.is and enjoys skiing, skydiving and wearing bows!
Lana is Executive Director of the One Percent Foundation (OPF), a nonprofit that makes philanthropy accessible to Millennials+ and empowers them to change the world. The foundation’s goal is to inspire young adults to give at least 1% of their income to philanthropic causes. OPF’s core program, the One Percent Giving Circle, has grown to become the largest online giving circle in the country with hundreds of members who have awarded over $200K to worthy nonprofits doing work around the world. OPF is currently developing a scalable Giving Circle Platform to allow discrete communities (companies, nonprofits, community foundations and individuals) to engage their members, alumni, employees and friends in a sustained and meaningful philanthropic experience. Each of these communities will be able to establish their own giving circles, customized lightly to their needs, and supported by the One Percent Foundation. This model will allow the One Percent Foundation to quickly scale across the country and accommodate the varying needs of new philanthropists. Lana strongly believes in democratizing giving in this country so that everyone can be a philanthropist.