Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 09:30 to 01:30 PM

Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for an exciting day of learning and networking with fellow philanthropic leaders. This half-day program will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by grantmaking organizations and communities serving rural Maryland. We will learn from Dr. Yen Dang, Professor of the Rural Health Disparities Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Special Secretary Carmel Martin, Governor’s Office for Children. Gain insight and understanding regarding social determinants of health and Governor Moore's new place-based strategies associated with the E.N.O.U.G.H Act, which aims to reduce the causes of childhood poverty in communities across Maryland. Participants will then enjoy lunch and an engaging conversation with local voices to discuss shared goals around the racial, social, and economic inequities facing rural Maryland and how philanthropy might respond.

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:00 to 12:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for what is sure to a be a stimulating and inspiring conversation with Secretary Rafael López, leader of Maryland’s Department of Human Services. Learn about his vision for the department, key priorities, the current opportunity for systems change in our state, and how to work better together to support Maryland communities. Given the intersectional nature of the issues, all MPN members are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 02:00 to 04:30 PM

For more than 12 years, Maryland Philanthropy Network has led a learning agenda around racial equity for our members. Part peer-exchange, part workshop, this program is designed for members to learn from several colleague organizations about their racial equity journeys, reflect on where your organization is in its journey, and unearth insights to take into your own work. The peer exchange will include discussion of building buy-in from the board and navigating differences between staff and board on this issue. We’ll also explore ideas around future MPN activities and what offerings/supports will help move you along your journey.

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:30 to 01:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Health Funders Affinity Group for a sharing session to learn how your peers are approaching their giving for 2025 and spotlight your takeaways from 2024 thus far. Together, we’ll reconnect with a focus on addressing health disparities across Maryland. Receive an update on the funders’ collaboration around birth equity, neighborhood nursing pilot, and mental/behavioral health initiatives. During this sharing luncheon, members are invited to update colleagues on your funding priorities and develop deeper partnerships to provide collective impact.