October 7th, 2017

Let’s Talk Philanthropy: Listening & Learning for Community Foundation Donors in Small Group Conversations

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Given where we are, now more than ever, we need to hear your voice.  As part of a community, we need your input as we work to impact critical areas affecting our community.  

Share your thoughts. What do you see as critical issues? What role does philanthropy play?

Learn more about ways that Community Foundation donors have moved forward initiatives that have the greatest impact in our community.

Hear from others who also have a passion for philanthropy.

We are seeking to hear from donors, as part of our Let’s Talk Philanthropy; Listening & Learning Series.  Please contact Amy LeViere at or 272-9333, for details, or if you would like to attend and share your thoughts and perspective on one of these topics. 

Please let us know if there is another topic that you think we should offer as part of this series.

Summary and Additional Input

Let’s Talk Philanthropy; 2017-2018 Listening & Learning Series

March 28        Social Justice Interests

April 18           Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

May 16             Cornell Community Perspectives

June  8             Arts & Culture Interest

June 27            Place-based Needs

July 13              Environment and Sustainability

October 12        Aging Issues

November 2      Business Interests

December 7      Housing Issues



March 27          Health Issues and Healthy Communities

April 24            Food/Nutrition Security, Access, and Collaborations

June 12             NCRP Conversation: Exercising Public Leadership Beyond Grantmaking to Create Catalytic Change

September 18  Campus Perspectives: TC3

October 9       Campus Perspectives: Ithaca College

November 8     Campus Perspectives: Cornell University

Seating is limited. Non-solicitation events. Each is a small group, active conversations among a community of donors connected to the issues affecting Tompkins County and beyond. Thank you for your role improving the quality of life in Tompkins County.