Please plan on joining funders from around the country to learn more about current needs in both Orlando and West Virginia:

 National Conference Call for Funders: Supporting Communities Impacted by the Orlando Massacre

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, in partnership with the Florida Philanthropic Network, Funders for LGBTQ Issues and funder affinity groups from around the country, is hosting a teleconference for funders focusing on the impact of the Orlando massacre on communities in central Florida and how funders can respond to the needs of those most impacted by this tragedy.

Please join us on Thursday, July 28th 11AM -12:30PM EST.  Register here

This teleconference is part of a series of calls focusing on the Orlando massacre. Our first call focused on the various philanthropic responses in the wake of the tragedy (listen to the recording of the call).

This second call will focus on the impact of the massacre on communities in central Florida and beyond and help funders understand how they can support efforts led by local LGBTQ and Latino communities in the wake of the tragedy. This call will highlight both the current response on the ground in Orlando as well as long and short term needs that remain related to services, community building, healing and advocacy.

This call will be co-moderated by Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Stacy Carlson, President & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network. Speakers on the call will include:

  • Zoe Colon, Director of Florida & Southeast Operations for the Hispanic Federation;
  • Joel Morales, Lead HIV Tester at The Orlando LGBTQ Center;
  • Marco Antonio Quiroga, Director of Public Policy at True Colors Fund; and
  • Nadine Smith, CEO at Equality Florida

Register now for this important conversation.


National Conference Calls for Funders Supporting West Virginia Flood Victims

To provide information about the needs for the over 3,000 households impacted by the late June flooding in West Virginia, Philanthropy WV is hosting a weekly conference call.   Experts predict that the recovery will take 3-5 years, so the need for ongoing support is great.

Philanthropy WV will be hosting its next #WVFloodRecovery Conference Call on Friday, July 29th from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM using call-in 1.712.770.4010; access code: 962-973#

The topics will include:

– Recovery Updates

– Sharing of Resources (WV Legal Aid legal assistance)

– Corporate Giving’s response so far

– Long-Term Recovery Plans established on the county and state level

Please RSVP by emailing: