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September 23, 2014
Tampa Bay Funders Forum Luncheon

Place-Based Grantmaking
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

October 9, 2014
FPN-National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinar

Mission Investing: Overcoming Resistance and Getting Started
Noon - 1:30 pm

October 10, 2014
FPN Community Foundations of Florida Fall 2014 Workshop
Donor Engagement and Professional Advisor Outreach
9:00 am - 3:15 pm

October 14, 2014
Cities United: A Conversation With Funders
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 15, 2014
FPN Education Affinity Funders Group Convening

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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The Jessie Ball duPont Fund invests in organizations and communities that were important to Jessie Ball duPont. It is a national foundation that makes grants to a defined universe of organizations whose eligibility is determined exclusively by Mrs. duPont's personal philanthropic decisions. The Fund shares its financial resources only with those whom Mrs. duPont personally supported; it shares its knowledge and expertise with all who inquire. The Fund organizes its resources around five focus areas: strengthening the independent sector; building assets of people, families and communities; building the capacity of eligible organizations; stimulating community problem solving; and helping people hold their communities accountable.


Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.

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Cities United: A Conversation With Funders

Cities United is a national partnership to eliminate violence related deaths of African American males. The organization is based on the premise “that African American men and boys matter and are assets to our nation.” Presented by Casey Family Programs in partnership with FPN and the Southeastern Council of Foundations and hosted by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

October 14, 2014 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our young men can't wait!

Urge Senate to Pass "America Gives More Act"

Take ActionAs FPN previously reported, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act by a strong bipartisan majority on July 17. The legislation makes permanent three important tax extenders - including the IRA charitable rollover - that have been proven to expand charitable giving. It also includes a provision to simplify the excise tax on private foundations. FPN has been advocating for these issues for many years. We now need your help to pass the bill in the Senate. FPN is now urging members to contact Senators Nelson and Rubio to pass the bill in the Senate in September. [Read More & Take Action Now]

Building the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders

FNSAn August 2014 FPN webinar discussed how The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars program is helping to create a large, diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses, through scholarships and leadership development, committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to our healthcare system. On the webinar, RWJF and one of its co-funders, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania, described their involvement and shared how other funders can get involved to expand the program’s reach and maximize its impact. [View the Archived Webinar] 

Increasing Child Safety and Permanency in Florida

Child Welfare WebinarAn August 2014 FPN webinar discussed the findings of the Child Welfare Services Gap Analysis Report, recently completed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the University of South Florida, with support from Casey Family Programs. The webinar covered the critical points of intervention to fill child welfare service gaps within funders' communities of interest and examples of successful funder efforts to support solutions. [View the Archived Webinar] 




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FPN is grateful to the followng members for their support of FPN's mission and work, above their annual dues investment, of $5,000 or more over the past year:

Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.

Bank of America

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Community Foundation of Broward

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Florida Blue Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Health Foundation of South Florida

Helios Education Foundation

JPMorgan Chase

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Miami Foundation

Quantum Foundation

Triad Foundation

Wells Fargo

Winter Park Health Foundation

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