State Budget Impact Forum Recap and Resources

Publication date: 
March, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford

Over 100 grantmakers participated in CCP’s first State Budget Impact Forum. Speakers Governor Ned Lamont, Prabal Chakrabarti of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Keith Phaneuf of the CT Mirror discussed the Connecticut economy, the fiscal crisis, and how they impact the state budget. Nonprofit and government leaders described how state budget cuts impact the lives of Connecticut residents and communities, how they are working to address the challenges, and how funders can play a role. CCP is currently scheduling a conversation among foundation leaders to talk about if and how they want to work together on one or more issues. Many thanks to all who participated in the event, especially our generous sponsor The Nutmeg Foundation.

We captured the forum in video, photos, and visual notetaking, and you can find links to these and the forum presentation materials below.


VIDEO

Start watching at 1:07:50. Look below for start points for each presentation.


BREAKFAST and NETWORKING


WELCOME - Kathy Luria, Senior Vice President, Webster Bank; Chair, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (start watching video at 1:07:50)


OPENING REMARKS: Governor Ned Lamont (Startwatching video at 1:11:45)


CONNECTICUT, THE REGIONAL ECONOMY, AND LESSONS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON (start watching video at 1:42:45)
Prabal Chakrabarti, Senior Vive President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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CT’S FISCAL CRISIS AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE STATE BUDGET (start watching video at 2:09:50)
Keith Phaneuf, State Budget Reporter, CT Mirror


HOW NONPROFITS ARE RESPONDING (start watching video at 2:35:54)

Elizabeth Fraser, Policy Director, Connecticut Association for Human Services

Steven Hernandez, Esq., Executive Director, Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, and Interim Executive Director, Commission on Equity and Opportunity

Sharon Langer, M.Ed., J.D., Interim Executive Director, Connecticut Voices for Children

Moderator: Tiffany Donelson, Vice President of Program, Connecticut Health Foundation


HOW PHILANTHROPY CAN ENGAGE (start watching video at 3:10:28)

Paul Mounds, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Governor

Jim Smith, Chairman, Webster Bank

Moderator: Tiffany Donelson, Vice President of Program, Connecticut Health Foundation


VISUAL NOTES for HOW PHILANTHROPY CAN ENGAGE and HOW NONPROFITS ARE RESPONDING
Thanks to Constanza Segovia of VEOVEO Design for the visual notes. Click for a larger image >>


CLOSING REMARKS: Karla Fortunato, President, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (start watching video at 4:05:40)