Women and Philanthropy, Now and Into the Future


Event Info

Karma & Cents™ was founded by Gena Rotstein and Richard Ouellette. They each bring a unique perspective to the social enterprise philanthropy industry.


Gena grew up in a family business and part of a larger enterprising family. She has over 20 years of philanthropy management experience with a Masters in Non-Profit Management and Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and as a certified Family Enterprise Advisor through the University of Alberta. She also has received certification from 2164 in Next Gen philanthropy, is a member of the Purposeful Planning Institute and part of Canada’s Pro-Bono Marketplace.


Richard is a serial entrepreneur having started and successfully exited from a number of companies in the technology and environment industries. Throughout his career, Richard has been involved in starting or growing non-profits that focus on technology, science and engineering in jurisdictions in BC, Alberta, and NWT.


Both Gena and Richard are part of what Jay Hughes calls, the Rising Generation – that demographic who are part of the growing body of inheritors who are looking at their wealth from a social and financial perspective. They bring their combined life and businesses experiences of working with families, managing charities and non-profits and growing businesses into the conversation.



18 March, 7:45am to 18 March, 10:00am


The Calgary Zoo

Calgary,  Alberta  Canada