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Future Plans: Presentation by Pinellas Education Foundation

Publication date: 
10/2015

Pinellas Education Foundation President Terry Boehm shared an innovative program which the Pinellas Education Foundation has developed over the last 5 years called Future Plans. He presented a data-rich argument for the need to connect high school students with information on their aptitudes, interests, and values with the job market and educational requirements. Reports from this online assessment are used in the counseling process to promote better student career planning.

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Local College Access Network Efforts & EAG Member Involvement

Publication date: 
10/2015

FCAN Associate Director for Research & Policy Troy Miller presented information on the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and some of its current activities. He also presented on the development of Local College Access Networks (LCANs) in the state. There are currently 9 in some state of development Southwest Florida Community Foundation President and CEO Sarah Owen presented specifics on the Future Makers LCAN.  She shared a recent history of Future Makers while offering different ways in which EAG members may be involved with LCANs.

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Fact Sheet: The Charitable Deduction in Florida

Publication date: 
03/2015

20% of Florida tax filers – at every income level – reported making contributions on their federal tax returns, using the itemizer schedule to report and claim their deductions. This infographic breaks down the numbers to show the importance of the charitable deduction in Florida.

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Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Publication date: 
04/2014

Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion?

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Briefing Slides: Florida's Medicaid Choice - Options and Implications

Publication date: 
02/2014

These slides are from a presentation given by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, for an informational briefing on February 19, 2014, in Tallahassee. In the briefing Alker presented the most salient facts and data about the Medicaid expansion issue and its implications for Florida, and described how some other states are handling the Medicaid expansion issue. The briefing was hosted by FPN and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group.

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Giving in Numbers

Publication date: 
12/2009

Based on corporate contributions data from 137 of the country's leading companies, Giving in Numbers is a comprehensive study of 2008 corporate giving. The report also includes a special look at how financial results affect giving and how philanthropy budgets are set.

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