CFUnited : History
The conference was designed to serve as a catalyst for growth and opportunity within the community foundation field. The event stood to underscore the field’s collective mission to strengthen the capacity of community foundation professionals and advance philanthropy in our local communities. Click here to see highlights from the 2018 conference.
In January 2019, The Council on Foundations joined AdNet, Comma and ProNet as the fourth partner under the CFUnited umbrella. This growth exemplifies a broader and deeper effort to strengthen the work done by community foundations and the individuals who work in this sector. Collectively, this group of partners will host the 2020 CFUnited Conference: Power of Place in Detroit, Michigan.
CFUnited : Vision
Our Power of Place theme is defined by four core values:
Community foundations must leverage new approaches and strategies to produce greater outcomes, deeper impact, and drive more significant change in the communities we serve.
Professionals in the community foundation field must employ leadership strategies and offer fresh perspectives to ensure broader community engagement.
Now is the time for community foundations and their partners to convene for peer learning, teaching and genuine, authentic, and forward-thinking conversation.
A deep understanding of how to fully engage donors and grantees in what matters locally, and beyond, is key to our industry’s success.
CFUnited : Conference Committee
Vice President of Philanthropic Services
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Heather Gill Fox
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids, MI
CFUnited : Detroit Advisory Committee
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan
Vice President, Organizational Excellence and Impact
The Skillman Foundation