Pennsylvania Foundation Convening: Promoting Community Health

Funders Only Event
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
to Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:30pm EST
The Penn Stater Conference and Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College
PA 16803
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As a community of foundations across Pennsylvania, we are stronger together. Statewide connections enable foundations to identify areas of convergence across funders’ priorities, explore opportunities for collaborative grantmaking, leverage expertise and resources for greater impact, spread best practices, build intersections in philanthropy and policy, and create a statewide voice to raise awareness.

On behalf of all four Pennsylvania funders’ networks, we are pleased to invite you to a statewide gathering of Pennsylvania foundations on November 7 and 8 at the Penn Stater Conference and Hotel. The participating networks are Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Grantmakers. 

On November 7th, the day after Election Day, we will convene foundations from across the State together, to spark a network of shared learning and action on statewide community health related issues. Christopher Borick, a political scientist Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, will provide a keynote address about the prior day’s election outcomes and the ramifications for communities.  

On November 8th, Pennsylvania community foundations and the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative will meet separately. The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative will hold its annual meeting, and community foundations will gather for a day of professional development including opportunities to swap strategies, network and brainstorm how a stronger state network of community foundations could support everyone.  Agendas for each day can be found by clicking below.

Cost: There is no registration fee for members of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, or Northeastern Pennsylvania Grantmakers. If you are a funder who is not a member of any of these organizations, a $250 registration fee applies. 

A room block is available at The Penn Stater Hotel for the night of November 7th with the group rate of $119. Please call 1-800-233-7505 and use the group code, JHCF18A. Note that the group rate of $119 for a hotel room will end on October 15.

Note: If you already registered during pre-registration, there's no need to register again. If you aren't sure if you registered, contact Jenny at GWP.


Click below for detailed daily agendas.

Day 1: Joint Session

Pennsylvania Foundations Joint Gathering
November 7th: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Day 2: Concurrent Sessions

Community Foundation Annual Gathering
November 8th: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative 12th  Annual Conference
November 8th: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM