Engagement Surges at Regional Associations as Funders Collaborate During Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

NEW YORK, NY -- Regional associations of grantmakers across the country are proving vital to philanthropy’s response to COVID-19, as the immensity and urgency of the crisis have driven more institutions to prioritize coordination, partnerships and sharing knowledge. CCP President Karla Fortunato is quoted several time about Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's leadership efforts related to COVID-19. “It’s incredibly important for philanthropy to be thinking about the urgent needs of now, but in coordination and across sectors with other community leaders about how communities are going to recover from this crisis,” said Karla Fortunato, president of the CCP.  “There’s going to be opportunities for innovation. This is a chance for philanthropy’s financial and social capital to be used to promote the social change goals that many organizations have, whether it’s advancing racial equity, ending homelessness or reforming our justice system,” Fortunato said. “If now isn’t the time for trying new things, I don’t know what is.”

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