Track: Organizational Excellence

During this session, presenters will discuss how they formed the idea for BeyondMe and outline the steps they took to launch the program. Learn about the successes and pitfalls in how the society has progressed including how the it has leveraged community partners and nonprofits to grow.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to use the hub concept in launching a young philanthropist group
  • Using media/social media and marketing to capture promote your ideas
  • Leveraging partners to help organically grow the concept of young philanthropy


  • Stephen Fancher, vice president of major gifts and planned giving, JFCS of the Suncoast

Stephen Fancher
Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
JFCS of the Suncoast

Stephen Fancher had been with JFCS of the Suncoast since February 2018. His background is in music. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, he was a musician and teacher in the greater New York area for many years. Fancher transferred his skillset in music and teaching to finance working in business development and financial planning as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch from 2012-2016. He made the jump to nonprofit fundraising in 2016 working as the development officer for Sarasota Opera. He has helped start numerous young patron societies in the arts including the Culture Collective, a young arts patron society in Sarasota, as well as the Da Capo Society for Sarasota Opera.