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Local Learning: Measure H: Progress and Opportunities for Funders

The Funders Together to End Homelessness Los Angeles Network is pleased to invite private philanthropic funders to our next event on December 19, "Measure H: Progress and Opportunities for Funders."

In March of 2017, voters approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax to fund supportive services, housing, outreach and prevention services for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. Over a year and a half later, the public is asking where Measure H dollars are going and how this fits into building a more comprehensive system to eradicate homelessness.

Please join us to learn more about Measure H progress and the continued role of philanthropy around systems connections, research, innovation and more. You will hear from County Supervisor deputies Molly Rysman (Housing and Homelessness Deputy, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl) and Dhakshike Wickrema (Assistant Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Mental Health, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas), along with a dynamic panel including Cheri Todoroff (Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services), Christina Miller (Senior Project Manager for Homelessness Strategies, City of Los Angeles), Christine Margiotta (Chair, Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Advisory Board), and Peter Lynn (Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority).

RSVP with your name, organization and title to Emma Heffernan (emma@hiltonfoundation.org). Please note that this invitation is nontransferable. Should you have a specific question for our panelists, please include with your RSVP.

 

WHEN
December 19, 2018 at 12:30pm - 2:30pm
WHERE
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
1150 S Olive St
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation


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