Jan. 28, 2021

Wisconsin Gives


In this episode, Bryce talks with Tony Shields, the outspoken and passionate President & CEO of the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN). As the leader of an organization supporting foundations, giving programs, and individual donors across Wisconsin, he gives us insight into how philanthropy has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tony also takes us along his personal and professional journey to lead an organization with statewide impact.

Bryce also looks into WPN's biannual report Wisconsin Gives 2020, providing a better understanding of just how funding gets distributed around the state and where the support is focused.

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Tony Shields

President & CEO, Wisconsin Philanthropy Network

In his role as President and CEO, Tony serves the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network (WPN), by leading all aspects of strategy and operations for membership, staff, programs, fundraising, expansion and execution of its mission. The Wisconsin Philanthropy Network is the state's only organization devoted exclusively to the profession and practice of philanthropy. As WPN’s leader, Tony serves a growing network of 130 member organizations contributing over $600 million annually to non-profits locally, regionally, nationally and globally. WPN’s mission is to support and promote effective philanthropy through education and research, best practices, enhanced partnerships and thought leadership.