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We're obsessed with helping you


MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT

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We're obsessed with helping you


MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT

 
 

We work with the most innovative philanthropists to accelerate change.

 

Want your giving to be as cutting-edge as your investments? White Light Strategies will take you there. Our passion for philanthropy, compulsion for metrics, and creative approach equip us to deliver transformative solutions. Whether you're an individual, foundation, or corporation, we enable you to ignite your generosity and achieve mission-driven goals.

 

 
 
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Explore Our


OFFERINGS

Explore Our


OFFERINGS

Whether you are new to philanthropy or ready for a refresh, we are the one stop shop for managing your giving.

 
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PHILANTHROPIC STRATEGY

MISSION BUILDING

 
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DUE DILIGENCE

SECTOR assessment

 
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GRANTEE MANAGEMENT

ONGOING SUPPORT

 
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IMPACT EVALUATION

MEASURABLE RESULTS

 

 
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FOUNDATION GOVERNANCE

Full Circle Administration

 

NEXT GENERATION ENGAGEMENT

STRATEGIES AND TOOLS

 
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GIVING CIRCLE FACILITATION

End-to-end Engagement

 

 
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PHILANTHROPY EDUCATION

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

 
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Meet Our


FOUNDER

Meet Our


FOUNDER

Lana Fern is an experienced strategic philanthropist who works with clients to develop, implement, and evaluate their giving strategies.

Lana began her philanthropic journey at age 12 when her parents told her she had to give the money she received from her bat-mitzvah to charity. She joined forces with a group of friends and, together, they started a giving circle. This transformative experience ignited a lifelong commitment to philanthropy.

From there, Lana couldn't get enough. Today, in addition to her involvement with her family's foundation, Lana serves on the Board of Slingshot, sits on the Issues Committee for the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and is a member of World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Summit Series, Nexus, Reboot, Thousand Network, and the ROI Community. She also takes her work on the road, speaking at conferences, events, and universities about Millennial giving.

Prior to founding White Light Strategies, Lana served as Executive Director of Giving Circles Fund, an organization that inspires a lifelong habit of philanthropy by empowering communities to give together. Lana led the organization for over 4 years, developing an online giving circle platform that engaged thousands of young adults in strategic, collaborative philanthropy. In 2015 she facilitated an acquisition by the Laura Arrillaga Andreessen Foundation, a foundation that uses technology to increase philanthropy educational programs across the world.

She previously worked as a technology consultant at Deloitte Consulting and holds a BSBA and Graduate Certificate in NonProfit Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

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We love our


CLIENTS

We love our


CLIENTS

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Activate Your


PHILANTHROPY

Activate Your


PHILANTHROPY

You can make a difference. Let us help you make the measurable and lasting impact you envision. 

 

Work With Us

If you're ready for your first taste of philanthropy or want to re-imagine your existing efforts, choose White Light Strategies to be your guide. We are driven by a passion to improve the world and will propel your giving to new heights.

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