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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Foundation’s ‘Four Pillars’ Transforming Region

NEW LONDON, CT -- Due to the generosity of people of the region, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut continues to expand its ability to be a catalyst for change. Its recently released annual report demonstrates that its new strategic plan, which it unveiled in 2015, is starting to have a profound influence on the lives of people — and animals — from the shoreline to the small northern towns that border Massachusetts in the Quiet Corner.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
A Reflection on My Time Serving Connecticut

Maggie Gunther Osborn has been the president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) since May 2013. She leaves CCP on June 30 to assume the post of chief strategy officer at CCP’s national organization, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (FORUM), on August 1. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Philanthropy Conference to Feature Internationally Acclaimed Speaker

TRUMBULL, CT -- Internationally acclaimed speaker Ambassador James Joseph will discuss his newest book, Saved for A Purpose, and the role of philanthropy in building and sustaining community in his keynote, "Building Community by Design: Philanthropy and the New Normal," at the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's (CCP) May 13 Philanthropy Luncheon & Conference at the Trumbull Marriott.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Fourth Annual Community-wide Giving Campaign Generates Over $1.2 Million for Local Nonprofits in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills

WATERBURY, CT – Shattering its previous record, the fourth annual Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills online giving campaign raised more than $1.2 million in three days for over 200 nonprofits serving 21 towns in the region. Thousands of donors made more than 6,900 gifts during the give-a-thon— more than in any of the three prior Give Local campaigns.

Monday, March 14, 2016
CCP President Maggie Osborn Accepts New Post in Washington

HARTFORD, CT — Maggie Gunther Osborn, President of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), will leave the organization at the end of June to assume the post of Chief Strategy Officer for the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) in Washington, DC.