A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

New England Convening

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This fall, Funders Together will bring together funders from across New England to network, learn, and discuss family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities. This is an exclusive opportunity for funders to connect with one another and share their lessons, challenges, and successes with peers from the region.

Local leaders from The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust will share an innovative approach they’ve implemented in Massachusetts and Connecticut called Secure Jobs. Hear how they learned from each other and were able to implement an effective model.

David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also join the conversation to share what the foundation has learned in their 15+ years working on family homelessness in Washington State and what they’re doing now.

We hope you will join us to connect with local colleagues and identify ways we can work together to END homelessness.

Learn more about Sponsorship of the 2016 New England Convening.

*Lunch will be included.

WHEN
October 20, 2016 at 10am - 3pm
WHERE
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
51 Sleeper St
Boston, MA 02210
United States
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CONTACT
Jennifer Olney ·
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Will you come?

$75.00 Non-Member
$50.00 Member

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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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