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

United Ways ‘Community Leaders’ Conference

The United Way Community Leaders Conference gives us a great opportunity to coalesce as a network with our staff, board members, volunteers and each other for three days of learning, sharing, advocating and inspiration. Held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, just outside Washington, DC, we have great content lined up that is sure to help you make the jump from strategy to execution and to make the case for United Way to ensure that others join in driving community change. We invite you to join us as we learn, collaborate and plan for a positive future.


If you are a member of United Way, please click here to register.
If you are not a member of United Way, please click here to register.


Download the full Program at a Glance.
A brief outline of the conference is available in the Community Leaders Conference “Save the Date.” 

May 12, 2014 at 5:30pm - May 15, 2014
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St
Fort Washington, MD 20744
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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