“Philanthropy is a lifestyle…it is not about wealth.  It is not something that the wealthy give or the middle-class do and the poor and needy receive.  It is the participation in our humanity for and by everyone.”  –  Iris Ivana

Join us for progressive and transparent conversations about the subculture of giving and philanthropy, with emerging social entrepreneurs, change makers and impact leaders of the next generation.

PHILX is the engagement of dismantling and disrupting the aggregation of specific classes and tools typically associated with the established hierarchy of the word philanthropy.

Regardless of social or economic variables of individuals or the civic responsibility of an organization, everyone can give, and every community can participate. Philanthropy is a subculture lifestyle for everyone! EVERYONE can give and support the needs of others.  The tools and methodology by which we do this is as varied as we are individually as a member of humanity.

PHILX provides platforms in an exchange of ideas, expert knowledge, conversation, access, opportunity, connection and most importantly impact investing perspectives in giving.



Engage in conversations that showcase the next generation of givers and thinkers in how to increase and broaden the spectrum of community impact in civic spaces.

Our collaborative ability to navigate complex environments, steward relationships, leverage diversity and competitive dynamics to provide and/or increase solutions for sustainability in social responsibility is critical in every corner of the world.

Philanthropy is the active participation in and guardianship of our humanity. In cultural, personal and business perspectives our civic engagement is the active agent that ensures the sustainability of a well-balanced life.

“In today’s world of local needs and global communities you must have the heart of a PHILANTHROPIST, the business strategies of a CEO…and the spirit of an ENTREPRENEUR. Business, strategy, passion and hope must all have a place at the table. ”     –  Iris Ivana



Philanthropy is a critical part of a holistic lifestyle, culture and business. Your participation in our humanity matters. Life is fuller when it is includes the uplifting of others and having a strategic plan in how you give and partner in the community as a person and/or a brand is not an option. PHILX is a collective of unique conversations thru various platforms that provide knowledge and space for everyone. 

Traditionally, philanthropy has been thought of as something that the rich fund, the middle class volunteer for, and the poor and needy receive. But philanthropic giving is more than just money. It is a process of creatively giving to others, and in so doing, fulfilling our basic human need to connect with our own humanity. Regardless of socioeconomic status or age, every person can cultivate a philanthropic lifestyle, one that teaches them to live, reach, and stretch themselves in a way that fills them with purpose, love, empathy, and compassion.

Iris Ivana is the CEO and President of the Genési Group Inc (www.thegenesi.com),  and founder of PHILX.  She is an award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, leading strategist, fundraising consultant and speaker with a cutting-edge style.  Her passion for people and her visionary innovative work has a solid track-record in philanthropy in many industries.



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