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

Funders Forum on Family & Youth Homelessness



Registration for this event is now closed.  We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

We are pleased to offer a funder-focused session in conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

8:00 am - 9:00am

Meet with Bryan Samuels, Executive Director at Chapin Hall and former Commissioner of Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Jennifer Ho, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and national and regional funders about how your foundation can get involved in a ground-breaking study around the extent and nature of youth homelessness.  Click here for more information.

9:00am - 10:30am

Discuss emerging issues around philanthropy's role in ending family and youth homelessness.  Talk with other funders about local and national learning and partnership opportunities. For topic-specific pre-reading material, click here.

This event is for Funders Together members and invited guests only.  Please contact Bevin Shagoury regarding requests to extend an invitation. This event is not an opportunity for fundraising. Thank you!


Sponsorship Opportunities: 2014 Funders Forums

Make an investment that has a national impact on philanthropy’s role in preventing and ending family and youth homelessness. Sponsor the 2014 Funders Forum on Family & Youth Homelessness at the $500, $1,000, or $1,500 level. Forum sponsors will receive recognition in the following ways: 

$500 Sponsorship

  • Name recognition on our Funding Partners webpage and in our monthly Bulletin
  • Logo recognition on our Networking Series webpage
  • Verbal acknowledgement by Funders Together Executive Director Anne Miskey at the Funders Forum

$1,000 Sponsorship

  • All benefits mentioned above
  • Name recognition on signage at Funders Forum registration

$1,500 Sponsorship

  • All benefits mentioned above
  • Logo recognition on all Funders Forum signage

To learn more or to become a sponsor of this event, please contact Allison Silva, Program Manager, Membership and Resource Development.


February 19, 2014 at 8:00am - 10:30am
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal St
Room TBA
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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Bevin Shagoury ·
Jerry Jones Kashif Shaikh Martha Cranley Melanie Redman Lisa Wolters Sola Plumacher Pat Wells Allison Silva Jennifer Ho Mark Putnam Lillian Ortiz Leslie Perkul Don Andre Debby Shore Darla Bardine Clare Anderson christine bochenek Carol Wilkins Bryan Samuels Barbara Ibarra Bevin Shagoury Barbara Langford Barbara Poppe Anne Miskey Angela Day Andrae Bailey Sharon McDonald Sandy Jamet David Wertheimer Margaret Woley Megan Gibbard Andrea Kurtz Robert Pulster Nancy Frees Fountain Kollin Min Amanda Cloud Jessica Preheim Kaitlin Miller Linda Kaufman Aimee Hendrigan Courtney Noble Jama Shelton Melinda Giovengo Anne Morin Nicola Bristow Alexis Perlmutter Carmela DeCandia Michael McConnell

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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