A delegation from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) will be participating in Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), a two-day event that brings together foundation leaders from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. Connecticut foundation staff and trustees are invited to attend meetings on Capitol Hill to personally discuss their work with members of Congress.
The purpose of #FOTH18 is to:
- Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
- Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill
- Advocate on issues affecting foundations
- Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
Foundations on the Hill is the one time each year when philanthropy speaks with a strong, collective voice on Capitol Hill. This will be more critical than ever for #FOTH18, which is scheduled just a few months after the start of a new administration and a new Congress. We need to ensure that Congress understands the value of philanthropy to our communities and our country, and to stress the importance of doing all that we can to encourage more charitable giving to benefit our communities-particularly as discussions of tax reform become more prominent in Washington. Learn more >>
FOTH Registration is $175 per person (includes Monday’s opening reception, breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and grab and go bags on Tuesday).
If you are interested in participating in the Connecticut delegation, contact Karla Fortunato, CCP president, 860-525-5585.
The Forum has reserved a block of rooms for FOTH participants at the Liaison Capitol Hill DC. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Capitol Hill, which can be a big help when you’re running back and forth from the Hill on a busy day. Learn more and book your room >>
This year, the PolicyWorks Institute will be held in conjunction with Foundations on the Hill. The Institute is the one opportunity each year for regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to take a “deep dive” together to strengthen policy and advocacy work in philanthropy. Learn more >>
Contact Karla Fortunato, CCP president, 860-525-5585.