Monday, March 14, 2016
Osborn Leaving CT Philanthropy Council
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy will seek a new president come June. Maggie Osborn, its current head, announced today she is leaving to become the chief strategy officer for the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) in Washington, D.C.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Leading a New Network for Philanthropy
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a welcoming blog, The new president & CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum), David Biemesderfer, briefly outlines the organization's new vision to be implemented in the coming two years. The Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America, consisting of 33 regional philanthropy associations – including the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – with more than 5,500 participating organizations.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Local Connecticut charities to feel loss of GE, employees
NORWALK, CT -- With General Electric responsible for some 25 to 30 percent of its funding, the local chapter of the United Way, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, is reeling over the company’s planned departure from Connecticut. The GE Foundation’s charitable donations cover a broad spectrum globally, ranging from $20 million for maternal and child health care programs in a half-dozen African countries to a gift of $1.25 million to health centers in Fairfield County, but Maggie Osborn, President of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, says the real loss for Fairfield County and Connecticut is the loss of the high-net-worth employees.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Study: Fairfield County Foundations Dominate Conn. Giving
STAMFORD, CT -- In a startling reminder of the financial muscle in Fairfield County as donors ready any final donations in advance of the end of the 2015 tax year, a new report found that local foundations accounted for nearly $3 of every $4 granted in 2013 to nonprofit organizations by all Connecticut foundations, or $738 million of just under $1 billion statewide.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
New CCP Data Report: Giving in Connecticut 2015
HARTFORD, CT -- On December 10, 2015 the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) released Giving in Connecticut 2015. The new report looks at charitable giving in Connecticut by grantmakers and residents. Beyond the data, analysis about cross-sector collaboration, stories about funders making a difference, and quick facts about CCP members are also included.