2024 Rural Philanthropy Day

2024 Rural Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 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.

The Eastern Shore is a place of tremendous natural beauty and creativity with a history of economic and racial disparities. Four of the poorest counties in the state sit within the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where children are often hardest hit by poverty and the sustained impacts on families and communities. These factors (and many more) shape the work of organizations that strive to strengthen communities in this area of the state.

Please register by Friday, July 19, 2024.