Race, Equity, and Philanthropy: Moving from Learning to Practice

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
9:00am to 2:00pm EDT
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT
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A Workshop Series for Senior and Mid-Level Philanthropy Professionals

Presented by Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Re·Center

Join us for a 5-session program to support learning and action toward racial equity in philanthropy.

5 Sessions:

Wednesday, April 1: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (note later end-time)
Thursday, May 14: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 9: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 9: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 13: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location for all sessions: William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in Hamden


This program aims to deepen participants’ collective understanding of equity, explore how it impacts the work of philanthropy, and identify ways philanthropy can support racial equity and racial justice through grantmaking and operations.

The program will explore key elements of racial equity, including structural racism, implicit bias, and types of privilege, while discussing the roles philanthropy can play to better support equity. Through curated resources and facilitated conversation, we’ll explore concepts and apply our learning to the work we’re doing at our organizations and with each other. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore solutions to real-world challenges faced when incorporating racial equity into philanthropic work.


The sessions in this series will build on each other both in content and in forming a community of practice. We ask that participants commit to attending each of the 5 sessions. The series is open to all CCP members, but space is limited, and preference will be given to those who can attend the complete program.

The fee for the series is $250. Those who enroll in the series will be invoiced.

To begin the registration process, click on this link to complete a short questionnaire by February 24 >>
All participants will be notified by March 2.

For questions about the workshop series or the registration process, please contact CCP Program Consultant Annie Adams.

About RE·Center

RE·Center: Race & Equity in Education is a Hartford-based nonprofit organization committed to building an equitable and just world where everyone has what they need to grow and thrive. RE·Center works in partnership with communities and institutions to facilitate nurturing spaces where people can understand and challenge systemic racism and oppression. RE·Center’s programs are designed to practice critical questioning, cultivate connection and inspire action.

Program Support

CCP gratefully acknowledges the support of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the United Philanthropy Forum in helping to bring this workshop series to our members.

Thank you to the following CCP Members for their support of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation; William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund; William C. Graustein; the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Newman’s Own Foundation; and the Perrin Family Foundation.

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