Convenings and Donor Briefings

Convenings and Donor Briefings

In 2016, The Community Foundation hosted EMERGING: Life After Incarceration featuring author and director, Shaka Senghor. Photo courtesy of Chris Volpe.


The Community Foundation's convenings, held throughout the year and open to the general public, bring the community together around important topics and often feature prominent local and national speakers. 

For donors, our donor briefing series offers smaller settings for in-depth presentations and discussions about issues impacting our community, such as immigration, media, arts sustainability and health care access. If you are interested in attending future Donor Briefings, email Dotty Weston-Murphy.


Upcoming Convenings


Past Convenings and Donor Briefings

Donor Briefing: Complexity, Controversy and Opportunity

Dec 24, 2019
Growing charitable capital and investment strategy explored at Donor Briefing Read More »

Donor Briefing: Community Well-being: Reflections, Responses and Road Maps

Dec 18, 2019
Community Foundation staff presented indicators from the recently published Greater New Haven Community Index 2019 at our latest donor briefing, along with the results and impact of recent Community Foundation responsive grants that illustrate the work being done to expand opportunity in the region. Read More »

Creating a Future of Opportunity Event Recap

Oct 01, 2019
The Community Foundation forum, “Creating a Future of Opportunity,” turned out more than 200 community leaders and residents from diverse backgrounds, professions and ages to exchange ideas for creating more opportunity for Greater New Haven residents. Read More »

Donor Briefing: Education, Skills and Training for 21st Century Jobs

Jun 06, 2019
Skills that are in demand and what is needed to improve Connecticut’s workforce were discussed at a Foundation Donor Briefing held on May 29 at District New Haven’s Holberton School. Read More »

2019 Women & Girls Annual Meeting: The Care Economy

Jun 25, 2019
The consequences of undervaluing care work and policy strategies for improving the lives of care workers were the focus of an in-depth panel discussion hosted by the Community Fund for Women & Girls on June 20 at its 2019 Annual Meeting. Read More »

2019 Annual Meeting: Creating a Future of Opportunity

Apr 26, 2019
Community Foundation leaders presented a vision for creating access to opportunity for everyone. Read More »

Donor Briefing: Give a Person the Fish

Mar 27, 2019
The Community Foundation and United Way of Greater New Haven co-hosted a discussion with local experts on meeting basic needs and the role of philanthropy. Read More »

Donor Briefing: The Opioid Crisis

Dec 13, 2018
The Foundation hosted donors and a panel of local addiction specialists to discuss the roots of the opioid crisis and the local response. Read More »

Donor Briefing: United We Dream Founder Shares Her Story

Jul 16, 2018
For more than a decade, Cristina Jiménez — a MacArthur Fellow and member of Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people of 2018 — has fought for the same foundational American values that enticed her parents to risk everything and bring her to the U.S. at a young age. Read More »

June 18 - Powerful Voices: Strengthening the Individual and the Community

Jun 20, 2018
Activist Tarana Burke, the 2006 founder of the "me too." Movement, spoke at the Community Fund for Women & Girls 2018 Annual Meeting and Convening Read More »


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