CCP 2019 Conference Recap and Resources

Publication date: 
May, 2019

Reimagining Philanthropy: Strategies for Success

Download CCP's 2018 Conference Program

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

Nearly 300 people helped us celebrate CCP’s 50th Anniversary attending our 2019 Annual Conference. This year’s conference speakers and sessions explored the future of philanthropy with new visions for practice, leadership, and impact. Our #CCP50 conference featured a panel discussion, break-out sessions, networking, the presentation of two philanthropy awards, acknowledgement of the CCP leadership by Board Chair Kathy Luria, updates by CCP President Karla Fortunato, and a keynote address by Titus Kaphar. Once more, we thank our 2019 Conference Supporters.

We captured the the conference in photos, and visual notetaking, and you may find links to these and conference presentation materials below.

CCP's 2019 Conference Program Booklet >>  

FULL PHOTO GALLERIES:   Conference Attendees >>    Panel Discussion >>   Conference Sessions >>    Conference Keynote >>    Philanthropy Awards & Board Recognition >>

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CCP Board Chair Kathy Luria, SVP at Webster Bank warmly welcomes Conference attendees. CCP President Karla Fortunato - Read Karla's morning and afternoon conference remarks >>  


Visions for the Future of Philanthropy

Our panel of national leaders, moderated by Frances Padilla, President, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, talked about their visions for the future of philanthropy, and what they see as the most important trends and strategies they think funders should consider as they plan their work for the coming years.

Glenn Harris, President and CEO, Race Forward - Presentation >>

Jeanné Isler, Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy - Presentation >>

Ari Simon, Vice President, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, The Kresge Foundation - Presentation >>    

More Panel Discussion Photos >> 



Constanza Segovia of VEO VEO Design provided our visual notes. Click here or on the photo for a larger view >>  


Working in Partnership with Municipal and State Governments
Glenn Harris, Race Forward, and David Addams, Graustein Memorial Fund
David Addams moderated a conversation with Glenn Harris and attendees to explore what different types of foundation and government partnerships can look like, share examples of exciting models, and field questions from participants.

Power Moves! Shifting Foundation Operations and Practices to Increase Foundation Impact
Jeanné Isler, NCRP, and Laura McCargar, Perrin Family Foundation
Jeanné Isler and Laura McCargar facilitated a mini-workshop to apply the Power Moves! Assessment Guide to attendee's foundation work. This session provided tools to help determine how an organization is building, sharing, and using power, and identified ways to transform programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact.

Moving from Mission to Action: How to Operationalize this Stuff!
Ari Simon, The Kresge Foundation, and Janice Elliott, Melville Charitable Trust
Janice Elliott moderated a conversation with Ari Simon and attendees to discuss the strategies and case studies that help foundations effect important organizational change.

More Breakout Session Photos >>   


Juanita T. James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, was honored with the 2019 Martha S. Newman Award for her demonstrated, sustained, and exemplary service to the philanthropic sector in the state. “Juanita has led Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with laser-focused vision,” said Mirellise Vazquez, executive director of the Tauck Family Foundation. “Juanita also generously gives her time to counsel and mentor emerging leaders in philanthropy, including emerging leaders of color like myself.  Her wisdom and advice are invaluable and the time that she gives you makes you feel valued, important, and affirmed.”

Pictured are Juanita James and Mirellise Vazquez.

Read the award press announcement >>

Tracey and Russell Golden were honored with the 2019 John H. Filer Award for their leadership in promoting private action for the public good. “Tracey and Russ Golden are an amazing couple who have played a significant role, professionally and personally, in the greater coastal Fairfield County region,” said Merle Berke-Schlessel, president and CEO of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (UWCFC). “Through a variety of actions they have made a lasting impact on the philanthropic work of the area.”

Pictured are Tracey Golden and Robert Trefry.

Read the award press announcement >>

More Philanthropy Award Photos >>


Can Art Amend America?

With more urgency than a headline, Titus Kaphar’s artworks capture the spirit of social justice and change in America today (exemplified in his TIME cover portrait of the Ferguson protests). Named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow for “highlighting the lack of representation of people of color in the canon of Western art with works that deconstruct the literal and visual structure of the artwork,” Kaphar’s art and talks expose racism, inequality, and a criminal justice system that is anything but just. In all his work, Kaphar speaks to the most vital discussions happening around race, diversity, and reconciliation in the U.S.

Titus Kaphar, Artist, MacArthur Genuis Fellow, and Founder and President of NXTHVN

View Titus' 2017 TEDTALK by the same name. The presentation is similar to CCP's keynote, but with a live painting demo.

More Keynote Photos >>