December 31, 2021      

You Are Invited! Our 2021 Calendar of Events Plus Event Resources

virtual online unless indicated otherwise

2021 Community Education and Engagement Events 

Whether you are a donor, grantee, partner, or all of the above, we look forward to staying connected with you through our events. Check back here often as details and registration links are updated as they become available. 

January (1/12) Let’s Talk: Substance Use Disorders – Angela Sullivan, Alcohol & Drug Council VIDEO

January (1/29) Professional Advisors Breakfast for Door Opener Society

February (2/23) Let’s Talk: People with Disabilities – Jan Lynch, Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) VIDEO

March (3/9) Let’s Talk: Mental Health – Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Health Department, OMH VIDEO

March (3/16) Resilient Communities Spring Grant Cycle Information Session VIDEOPowerPoint

April (4/6) Let’s Talk: COVID-19 Response – Janet Cotraccia, Community Foundation VIDEOPowerPoint

April (4/22) Fund Advisors Briefing: Philanthropy education and insight for fund advisors/representatives

May (5/4) Let’s Talk: Summer Camp – Kate Shanks-Booth, Youth Services Tompkins County, VIDEOPowerPoint

May (5/16) Women’s Fund Spring Tea – virtual

     Beverly Baker Society, Endowment Founders, Holmberg awardees 

June (6/1) Let’s Talk: Arts & Culture – Megan Barber, Executive Director, CAP (Community Arts Partnership) VIDEOPowerPoint

June (6/23)  Giving is Gorges – virtual

June (6/24) Annual Celebration Annual Report

June (6/29) Women’s Fund Educational Event: Calling for Change: Understanding the Reimagining Public Safety Research Findings RESOURCES: Reimagining Public Safety in Ithaca & Tompkins County documents,  Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative

June – October Impact ConnectionsGrant Impact   

     Learn first-hand; donorsvirtual/online, small conversations 

July – December Monthly Let’s Talk: various sectors/organizations/speakers  

July (7/20) Let’s Talk: Farming, Justice and Land Access – Christa Nunez, Khuba International VIDEO, PowerPoint

August (8/24) Let’s Talk: Childcare Insights and Trends – Sue Dale-Hall, Child Development Council VIDEO, PowerPoint

September (9/8) A Growing Promise luncheon  VIDEO

Gathering of donors considering planned gift options

September (9/9) 2021 Fall Grant Cycle Q & A    PowerPoint

September (9/21) Philanthropy Magnified Reception   VIDEO   

Recognition of donors’ support of $1,000 or more, and to honor the intentions of Legacy Society Members, a forever planned gift 

September (9/28) Let’s Talk: Housing and 2-1-1 Services with Simone Gatson and Brett Irish, Human Services Coalition (HSC) VIDEOPowerPoint

October (10/14) Women’s Fund Luncheon VIDEO

October (10/26) Let’s Talk: Environment with Andy Zepp, Finger Lakes Land Trust  VIDEO, PowerPoint

November (11/9) Let’s Talk: Campus, Community and COVID with Gary Stewart, Cornell University  VIDEO

November 12 – 18 Community Foundation Week

December (12/7)  Let’s Talk: Immigration with Khandikile Sokoni, Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC and Stephen Yale-Loehr, Cornell University and Miller Mayer, LLP    VIDEO  Powerpoint A and Powerpoint B     Cornell Immigration Volunteer Opportunities



January (1/11) Let’s Talk: Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence – Heather Campbell, Advocacy Center

January  Professional Advisors Breakfast for Door Opener Society

February (2/8) Let’s Talk: Tompkins Food System – Katie Hallas, Tompkins Food Future

March (3/8) Let’s Talk: Mental Health, COVID and Community – Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Health Department, OMH