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Community Improvement/Capacity Building

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Arizona State University Launch the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience—a $15 Million Initiative to Help Strengthen Maricopa County’s Community Resilience

Release Date: 
01/28/2019

Phoenix, AZ - When the recession hit in 2008, it manifested itself in the housing collapse in the Valley that tested the resilience of nearly every community. “Upside down” in their mortgages, neighbors left over night. Houses were abandoned.

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LGBTQ Philanthropy in the Southwest: Grantmaking Trends, Gaps, and Opportunities

05
Oct 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
The Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Philanthropy Southwest invite you to join us at our upcoming funder briefing: LGBTQ Philanthropy in the Southwest: Grantmaking T

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Dialogue Institute OKC’s 11th annual Friendship Dinner set to benefit YWCA-OKC

Release Date: 
04/07/2015

(Oklahoma City, OK) Philanthropy Southwest Board Member and Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation Louisa McCune to receive Community Service Award from the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City.

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Public Opinion on Opportunity in America

04
Mar 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am

As a part of the Aspen Institute's Advancing Opportunity Initiatve, The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions invites you to a discussion with Alan Jenkins, Executive Director, The Opportunity Agenda and Jeff Parcher, Director of Communications, the

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Small Foundations: Big Impact

Publication date: 
10/2012
These handouts are from the breakout session, Small Foundations: Big Impact. Session Description: Investments by small foundations can translate into significant results for the communities they serve. This informative session will highlight specific ways in which two small and innovative foundations are having a transformative impact on their respective communities of Galveston, Texas and several counties in Oklahoma. Presenters: Anne Brasier, Executive Director, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Galveston, Texas and Frank Merrick, President, Foundation Management, Inc., and Vice President, The...

On the Border: A New Vision for Community Building

Publication date: 
10/2013
This is a handout from the breakout session, On the Border: A New Vision for Community Building. Session Description: It is impossible to separate the cross-cultural connections that bind the United States and Mexico. From economic development to quality of life, seemingly intractable problems will require cross-cultural solutions. Border communities are benefiting from multi-sector strategies that address every facet of life in border communities. This session will highlight collaborative programs which tap into the power of innovation, demonstrate the value of collaboration and illustrate...

Helping Foster Care Youth Beat the Odds

Publication date: 
10/2013
These are handouts from the breakout session, Helping Foster Care Youth Beat the Odds. Session Description: This session will focus on college scholarships for foster care youth and how, with appropriate supports, they can beat the odds. The presentation will begin with an overview of the many challenges facing foster care youth who wish to pursue a college education. Representatives of two grantmaking foundations with deep commitments to foster care youth will then describe their specially designed scholarship programs focused on meeting the needs of this population. Session Objectives: ● Review the unique challenges facing the foster care population ● Identify elements of successful programs structured to meet the needs of foster care youth ● Examine the importance of selection process and assessing potential for success Presenters: Dr. Arnold Mitchum, President Emeritus, Council for Opportunity in Education, Washington, D.C.; Belen Gonzalez, Program Officer, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Phoenix, Arizona; Mark Leeper, Alumni of the Foster Care System, Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars, Phoenix, Arizona; and John Emerson, Postsecondary Education Advisor, Casey Family Programs, Seattle, Washington; Moderator, Edmund Portnoy, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Phoenix, Arizona Session Designers: Ann Heilgenstein, Ed Portnoy

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