Convening's 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.

Past Convenings and Donor Briefings

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 »

2018 Annual Meeting & Convening: Inclusive Growth and Opportunity

Apr 23, 2018
On April 19, 2018, The Foundation hosted Amy Liu of Brookings to explore why building an inclusive economy matters for Greater New Haven's future Read More »

Donor Briefing: The State Budget and Pathways to Opportunity

Feb 21, 2018
Connecticut Voices for Children's analysis of the Connecticut economy and the status of our state budget. Read More »

2017 Convening: Preserving Our Values

Dec 21, 2017
The community came together on November 29th to strongly and emotionally affirm Greater New Haven’s values at The Foundation's convening: "Preserving Our Values and Commitments - A Look at the Challenges of 2017 and How Our Community is Responding." Read More »

Coming Together In Uncertain Times

Dec 13, 2017
As part of our work with donors this year, The Foundation hosted a series of briefings about issues of importance to the wellbeing of our community. Read More »

Greater New Haven Rises to Challenges

Dec 13, 2017
Community values strongly and emotionally affirmed at The Foundation's convening, "Preserving Our Values and Commitments – A Look at the Challenges of 2017 and How Our Community is Responding.” Read More »


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