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April 9, 2015
FPN-National Center for Family Philanthropy Webinar

The Critical Role of the Board Chair in Family Philanthropy
Noon - 1:30 pm

April 9, 2015
Ready to Get on the Map? A Quick How-To...
2:00 - 3:00 pm

April 15, 2015
Presented by FPN & Its Florida Health Funders Group
The State of Children's Health Coverage in Florida
A Briefing for Policymakers & Stakeholders
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

May 1, 2015
The Better Boardroom: A Seminar on Family Foundation Trusteeship
Presented by FPN, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Southeastern Council of Foundations and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
9:00 - 11:30 am

May 4-6, 2015
Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder's Role in Collective Impact
Collective Impact Forum

New Orleans, LA

May 5, 2015
FPN South Florida Grantmakers Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale  

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The Phillips family's generosity and keen passion for helping people in the community led to the establishment of The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation in 1953 to support charitable needs in the Central Florida area. The family felt it was important to support programs that would correct the origins or causes of a problem, leading to the foundationís motto "to help others help themselves." The foundation makes grants to charitable organizations that focus on educational programs, children and youth services, cultural programs, health or rehabilitative programs and social services. The foundation also supports nonprofit organizations that seek to preserve the free enterprise system and protect private property rights. Together with Dr. Phillips Inc., The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation has made grants, pledges and program-related investments in excess of $150 million.


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

What's New

Recap of FPN's 2015 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

This year's FPN Summit challenged Florida's philanthropic community to step up and take part in the next big conversations for our sector. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this a record-setting event. Visit the 2015 Summit recap page for pictures, videos and other Summit information and resources.

New Thinking about Networks Makes the Field Better, Stronger, More Effective

FPN President and CEO David Biemesderfer shares the value and strength of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers network in a blog post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy. The post focuses on a partnership that is helping demonstrate the way network thinking can improve foundation efficiency and impact through strategic collaboration. The result? Better services to support grantmakers everywhere, cost savings for the participants, and an enhanced ability for philanthropy to tell its story using credible, timely data. [Read More]

Senator Rubio Releases Tax Reform Plan That Preserves Charitable Deduction

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, together with Senator Mike Lee, released a tax reform plan on March 4 that includes the preservation of the charitable deduction. "Florida Philanthropic Network has communicated to Senator Rubio the importance of the charitable deduction to the health and well-being of Florida's communities, so we're pleased that he recognizes this in his plan," said David Biemesderfer, President and CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network. [Read More]



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What's New

Network News: March 2015

FPN Sponsorship Opportunities

FPN Webinar Archive: How to Get on the Map by Sharing Your Grants Data

FPN Webinar Archive: The Florida ALICE Report & How Philanthropy Can Take Action

FPN Webinar Archive: Public Policy Update

FPN Webinar Archive: Policy Update: Changes to the Solicitations of Contributions Act

Congress Passes "America Gives More Act of 2015"

FPN Welcomes New Board Members & Officers, Honors Outgoing Board Member & Chair

FPN Helps Launch Florida Charitable Advisory Partnership to Advise State Charity Regulators

FPN Featured on The Philanthropy Show

Welcome New FPN Members

United Way Suncoast
Tampa, FL; Sarasota, FL

Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation
Orlando, FL

Lovelight Foundation
Ann Arbor, MI

The Spurlino Foundation

Odessa, FL

United Way of Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, FL

FPN Leadership Circle

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 in 2014:

Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.

Bank of America

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Florida Blue Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Health Foundation of South Florida

Helios Education Foundation

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Quantum Foundation

Wells Fargo

Winter Park Health Foundation

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