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RECAP: CCP's Annual Meeting & Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Attracts Record Attendees
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's (CCP) May 12th Annual Meeting & Philanthropy Awards Luncheon at the Hartford Marriott Downtown brought together a record 300+ funders and community leaders from across the state. The event featured a thought provoking keynote from Heather McGhee on how all Americans can work to bridge our nation’s racial divide. It also included networking opportunities; Philanthropy Award presentations to Sheila Perrin and Diane Sierpina; acknowledgments of new and retiring board members, and CCP's interim president, Dave Davison; and the introduction of CCP's new president, Karla Fortunato.
CCP thanks the following for their support of the Annual Meeting & Philanthropy Awards: Newman's Own Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Travelers, Webster Bank, BlumShapiro, Connecticut Health Foundation, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, and Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
For CCP Members who attended the May 12 Annual Meeting and wish to continue a discussion with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee:
- Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Newman's Own Foundation, Westport
- Thursday, June 15, 11:00am - 12:30 pm, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford
CCP's new DEI Committee invites you to bring your thoughts, reactions and questions to a facilitated discussion group. The purpose of this discussion is to offer an opportunity for shared reflection that can inform both our own organizations' work and the future work of the DEI Committee.
RSVP: Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.
CCP MEMBER BENEFIT: Legal Help Desk Expanded to Private Foundations >>
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to announce that the Foundation Legal Help Desk is now broadly available to privatre and community foundations. The Legal Help Desk is operated by our colleagues at the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.
The Legal Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with answers to legal questions related to the operations of a foundation. The foundation world is a complex field that requires specialized legal knowledge and many foundations do not have easy access to an attorney with expertise in this field. If you are interested in speaking with a CCP member who has used this service, contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.
ARE YOU PREPARED?
Governor Malloy has officially reminded residents that hurricane season has begun and that it is always important to have preparations in place should any severe weather potentially impact the region. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the principal threat period for Connecticut occurring from mid-August to mid-October.
- The state provides several recourses for individuals including a Emergency Preparedness App >>
- Additional Resources: United Way of Connecticut's 2-1-1 Information Library Disaster Related topics >>
CCP's Relief for Disasters webpage contains resources for funders, including the State of Connecticut Disaster Relief Guide and The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices and lessons learned that have saved and galvanized local economies, nonprofits, and vulnerable populations from entering into a permanent downward spiral in the wake of a disaster.
The helpful Disaster Philanthropy Playbook Tip Sheet includes actions funders can take to help their communities prepare, respond and recover from major disasters. Preparedness includes "An internal business continuity plan for your organization" and "an external plan which includes how and when your organization will respond and at what level (includes funding, product donations, in-kind support and resources)." Read more >
YOU ARE INVITED: PolicyWorks Institute - July 19-20, 2017, San Francisco, CA
The PolicyWorks Institute is the one opportunity each year for CCP Staff and Members to join other philanthropy-serving organizations to take a “deep dive” into policy and advocacy work.
You are invited to attend the institute with CCP's new President Karla Fortunato to learn from your peers, engage in hands-on skill-building sessions, and hear from thought leaders. CCP will help with the Institute registration expense. If you are interested in attending, contact Karla Fortunato, CCP president, 860-525-5585.
EVENT FOR FUNDERS: Fact to Act: Data Driven Decision Making >>
JUNE 26: University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport
Interactive Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Program
Funders' Roundtable Luncheon: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Join the community, stakeholders, funders, and all partners to engage in Bridgeport data, hear from state/national experts and be solution innovators in Bridgeport Prospers' Cradle to Career outcomes. United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the backbone organization for this effort, invites you to continue the conversation over lunch with fellow funders.
The power of good networks . . . CCP program & network meeting calendar
For questions about any of CCP's programs or network meetings, contact Dee Goodrich, Director of Member Engagement, 860-525-5585.
June 12: Community Foundation CEO Network >>
June 14: Community Foundation Webinar Series: Community Foundations Driving Health >>
June 19: Eastern Connecticut Funder Network >>
June 22: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative - Cancelled >>
June 22: Environment in the New Federal Landscape - Webinar >>
June 23: Successful Strategic Communications - Sponsored by CCP's Communication Network >>
June 26: The 990 and Financial Statements Workshop: Tools for Grantee Evaluation >>
June 28: Corporate Webinar Series: Measuring Your Giving ROI >>
July 12: Community Foundation Webinar Series: Replicate This! Big Ideas to Lead Change in Your Community >>
July 13: Foundation Administrator Network >>
July 25: Youth Philanthropy Webinar Series: Discovering and Engaging Diverse Philanthropic Youth >>
July 26: Education Affinity Group >>
July 26: Family Foundation Webinar Series: Is Your Family's Philanthropy Ready for the Future? >>
July 27: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative >>
August 9: Community Foundation Webinar Series: Social Enterprise to Build Community >>
August 23: Corporate Webinar Series: Leveraging Grants Management for Effective Grantmaking >>
August 24: Early Childhood Funder Collaborative >>
August 29: Community Foundation Boot Camp - Boston >>
The power of good connections . . . Member news
WELCOME BACK: Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation
The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation, founded in 2006, is located in Stamford. Director MICHAEL CHAMBERS and Executive Director CECILIE JEDLICKA are the primary contacts. "The Per & Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation has awarded gifts intended to serve the unmet needs of children in hardship, various education initiatives, causes involving the environment and the many citizens working to improve our community. More recently, in response to the surging number of unemployed/underemployed young adults (youth between 14-24) within Connecticut, the foundation has redefined its mission to providing support of organizations in southern Fairfield County that offer direct services in the areas of entrepreneurship and/or education. Through partnerships and collaborative efforts, the foundation is excited about identifying organizations that share our philosophy in improving the lives of CT's youth." Visit their listing in CCP's Member Directory >>
MEMBER PUBLICATIONS and RELEASES
Last month, the Connecticut Health Foundation launched a weekly newsletter, What's New in health?, a roundup of top local and national stories about health care reform and health equity. They will update their website with the four most recent round-ups, so check back weekly or subscribe to their emails >>
What Democracy Feels Like was published in 2002, and offered a comprehensive account of the work and passion that ultimately led to the creation of Everyday Democracy. Everyday Democracy is pleased to announce a commemorative re-issue of the booklet to celebrate their first Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award (nominations close June 15).
MEMBER ANNUAL REPORTS and NEWSLETTERS
Connecticut Community Foundation - The Power of Community - 2016 Annual Report >>
Connecticut Bar Foundation - 2017 Spring Newsletter >>
Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Fairfield County's Giving Day: A Report to the Community >>
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - Everyday Actions: 2016 Annual Report 2016 >>
United Way of Connecticut - May Community Connection >>
MEMBER OFFICE MOVES
Connecticut Humanities: 100 Riverview Center, Suite 270, Middletown, CT 06457
Fairfield County's Community Foundation: 40 Richards Avenue, 4th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06854
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation: 33 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - CommUnity Philanthropy, Now >>
Connecticut Health Foundation - Academy Insights: An Update on the Foundation’s Health Equity Advocacy and Leadership Program >>
Everyday Democracy - A Public Voice 2017: Safety & Justice >>
Fairfield County's Community Foundation - Empowering a Generation of Environmental Leaders >>
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - Summer Smarts: 6 Things You Should Know About the 'Summer Slide' >>
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut - We can’t wait! Take action against high Rx costs! >>
MEMBER AUDIO & VIDEO
Nellie Mae Education Foundation - The Student-Centered Learning Podcast Series >>
MEMBER WEBSITE REFRESH
The power of good ideas . . . New resources
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION
Connecticut Association of Human Services' new report, Race Equity in the Five Connecticuts: A Kids Count Special Report, indicates that Blacks and Hispanics in Connecticut are disproportionately impoverished. Using data samples from five Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAS), the report analyzes how place and race influence how children and families fare.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees' issue brief, Lessons in Rapid Response: What Funders Can Learn from the Unaccompanied Children Humanitarian Situation, documents best practices and how key lessons learned can inform current and future efforts to address the needs of vulnerable immigrants and refugees.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's new brief, Foundations, Donors, and Health Policy: Why federal health debates matter to you and how you can respond, gives seven actions by leading foundations that others can also do in response to possible federal or state policy changes.
The power of good ideas . . . Trends and perspectives
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The power of good people . . . Colleague news
Are you new to your organization or have you received a promotion, certification or award? Have you presented at a conference or event or have you published a blog or report? Send your news and a photo to: Laurie Allen, Director of Communications.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced the appointment of Jay Williams of Washington, DC as president of the Hartford Foundation. He will assume responsibilities on July 17, 2017 and succeeds former board chair Yvette Melendez, now acting as interim president, following the planned retirement of Linda J. Kelly who served the Foundation as its president for over 11 years.
Mr. Williams recently served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development where he led the federal economic development agenda for the United States as head of the U.S. Economic Development Administration. He brings experience and knowledge in capacity building, workforce readiness, economic security and urban revitalization. Mr. Williams has also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at The White House where he was the principal liaison between the President of the United States and local elected officials. He came to the White House after serving as Mayor of the City of Youngstown, Ohio for more than 5 years. Read more >>
Mark Berardi has joined Connecticut Community Foundation as their new development officer. Mark’s focus is on cultivating relationships with donors to support them in building charitable funds and increasing awareness of other giving opportunities through the Foundation. Mark was director of membership and training at Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and, most recently, development director for a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses. In 2013, Mark was named to Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Read more >>
Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, has announced her retirement after six years at the helm of the oldest community foundation in the state, which serves 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. She is only the second person to head the Foundation in its 94-year history, and will step down at the end of 2017.
During Van Ness’s tenure, the Foundation has refined its strategic direction, and communities in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills have reaped the benefits in meaningful and tangible ways. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has formed a transition committee, chaired by former board chair Jack Baker, to lead the selection process for their next president and CEO. They’ve retained an executive transition search firm to assist them and plans are well underway to solicit community input on leadership needs and expectations for the position. Read more >>
Fairfield County's Community Foundation's Board Chair Lizanne Galbreath participated in Urban Land Institute's recent panel discussion on Real Estate and Philanthropy. The discussion focused on the challenges facing industry executives interested in taking a leadership role in philanthropy. Read more or view the video >>
About the Member eBrief
The Member eBrief, is a CCP members-only electronic newsletter. Members receive the monthly publication to keep them current on upcoming CCP programs, member and colleague news, trends, and new resources. Members are encouraged to send press releases, public events, announcements, newsletters and colleague news to Laurie Allen, Director of Communications. 2017 Publication Dates: June 8, July, 10, August 7, September 5, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Submission Deadline: Close of business one week before the publication date.