In 2013 we initiated our Local Engagement Group Initiative to provide opportunities for Exponent Philanthropy members to connect with and learn from other funders with few or no staff in their community. LEG programs are planned and hosted by members with support from both Exponent Philanthropy staff and regional associations. Past participants agree LEG programs are an opportunity for peer networking, group discussions, sharing personal experiences, and learning something new.
If you are interested in learning more about a Local Engagement Group Initiative in your community please contact Emily Hirsch.
Interested in sponsoring a LEG program? Contact Andrea Clay at 202-375-7796.
Current LEG Communities
Program Partner: Forefront
Coordinators: Beatriz Moreno, Focusing Philanthropy; Terrence Dibble, J. B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
Program Partner: Southern California Grantmakers
New York City
Coordinators: Judy Bigelow, Fordham Street Foundation; Liz Sak, Cricket Island Foundation; Peter Klein, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation.
Coordinators: Allison Erdle, Washington Forrest Foundation; Celeste Land, Land Family Foundation
Program Partners: Southeastern Council on Foundations (SECF) and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG)
Coordinators: Holley Martens, Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation; Chann Fowler-Spellman, Char & Chuck Family Foundation; Walter Ginn, Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia Root Ginn Charitable Trust
Program Partner: Philanthropy Ohio
Coordinator: Clifton Covey, The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Program Partner: Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
San Francisco Bay Area
Coordinators: Julie Arntz, Arntz Family Foundation; Allistair Mallillin, Common Counsel Foundation
Program Partner: Northern California Grantmakers
Southeastern Massachusetts + Boston
Coordinators: Denise Porche, Island Foundation; Debra Moniz, Cedar Tree Foundation (Boston)
Program Partner: Associated Grant Makers
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Check our Programs calendar to find a program near you. The calendar is updated frequently, so be sure to check it often.