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Meet-the-Donors: Community Development

December 13th, 2018
9:30AM to 12:00PM
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Join Philanthropy MA as we welcome a panel of funders with a range of interest areas that impact our community fabric. From housing to health, transportation, and food systems, this is an all-star line up!

Meet our Team:

Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Jeff Bellows, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship + Public Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Kurt Gaertner, Land Policy and Planning Director, MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Ruth Goldman, Consulting Program Officer, Merck Family Fund
Soni Gupta, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation
Lisa Jacobson, Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Meet-the-Donors provides firsthand information about the specifics of each grantmaking organization on the panel and also tips that will help your grantseeking efforts in general. We cover a lot of material – from some basic do’s and don’ts to more in depth discussion. They are great programs for those new to grantseeking as well as seasoned pros!

Hope to see you there!

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Going Green: In our continued efforts to Go Green in the office, our first step is providing a water station in our conference room for use at our programs, replacing bottled water. You may use your own personal beverage container or cups will be made available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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