Fairfield County Funder Network

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, 855 Main Street, 10th Floor, Bridgeport
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For representatives of private independent and family foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, community foundations and other public foundations and United Ways


Working Cities Challenge in CT recently announced the ten cities awarded design grants. Now that planning for these collaborative projects is kicking into high gear, the Fairfield County Funder Network will update members on two of them—Bridgeport and Danbury. Each is an interesting case study as Bridgeport builds on existing collaborations while Danbury forms a new coalition.

Many grantmakers are involved with WCC as funders and/or collaborative teams. Learn more about how your peers are working with these teams, how the design process is unfolding, and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. David Radcliffe, director of Working Cities Challenge Connecticut, will provide the “big picture” of WCC.

Working Cities Challenge is designed to lead smaller cities through a rigorous process that builds cross-sector collaboration and deep civic engagement to solve issues impacting the lives of these cities’ lower-income residents. This initiative is led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to support community leaders in smaller post-industrial cities.

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Rosengren with one of the Working Cities teams. Photo credit: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Merle Berke-Schlessel
President and CEO
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County


Kim Morgan
President and CEO
United Way of Western Connecticut


David Radcliffe
Working Cities Challenge in Connecticut



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