Funders Together to End Homelessness is headed to Philadelphia this weekend, to the Council on Foundations Annual Meeting.
Funders Together to End Homelessness is headed to Philadelphia this weekend, to the Council on Foundations Annual Meeting. We look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. If you’re also heading to the conference and want to learn more about ending homelessness-and we can end it—we hope you’ll come find us at one or both of these special events:
On “The Journey Home” site visit, Philadelphia’s Sister Mary Scullion-called one of the world’smost influential people by Time Magazine—will join us as we tour two outstanding programs serving the city’s most vulnerable residents: Northern Home for Children and Sister Mary’s own Project H.O.M.E. Also joining us will be Mimi Box from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, talking about the ways philanthropy can help solve homelessness. Pick up your boxed lunch and we’ll see you on the bus Monday at 1:00 p.m.
Later the same day, Monday Night at the Movies features Lost Angels. Narrated by Catherine Keener, this empathetic but tough-minded documentary invites us into a part of Los Angeles that many choose to ignore: downtown’s Skid Row. As we meet the distressed area’s residents, including a former Olympic runner, a transgendered punk rocker, and an eccentric animal lover and her devoted companion, their remarkable stories paint a multifaceted portrait of life on the streets. After the screening, stay for a discussion with the filmmakers-Thomas Napper, Agi Orsi, and Christine Triano-and with David Wertheimer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The discussion will be moderated by Bill Pitkin of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Dessert and coffee will be served and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
See you there!