Please join us in person at the Maryland Philanthropy Network's office for a luncheon session with Dr. Shayna Cook from the Maryland State Department of Education. We will learn about the State's plans and Dr. Cook's vision for early learning in Maryland. There will be an opportunity to be in dialogue with her to learn how funders can be involved and to share the work of the PN5 Affinity Group. Participants will have time for informal networking over lunch.
Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Workforce Affinity Group to hear outcomes from the 2023 Maryland state legislative session. This will include a discussion around specific bills related to Maryland’s workforce and quality jobs, the public safety net, financial education, asset building, and consumer protections. Our speakers will share information and insights about bills that passed as well as those that did not quite make it this year. We will be joined by representatives from the CASH Campaign of Maryland, Public Justice Center, Economic Action Maryland, and the Job Opportunities Task Force.
Please join the Green Funders Affinity Group for a combination Legislative Debrief and update about implementation of the Climate Solutions Now Act.
How can we build a better and more equitable health care system? Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders and Public Policy Committee, and leading advocates working to advance health equity in Maryland as we discuss state and local initiatives to expand health care coverage, improve health care quality, address disparities in health outcomes, and make prescription drugs more affordable.
Public Policy Event: Maryland Philanthropy Network is a local host organization in partnership with Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF)
Maryland has an opportunity to build a statewide, multi-racial coalition of organizations comprised of parents and providers designed to build awareness and unite around a plan to educate policymakers and other key stakeholders on Prenatal to 3 priorities for parents, families and communities. The Maryland Family Network (MFN) currently has a planning grant from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Foundation (Pritzker) with an opportunity to receive an implementation grant. The Prenatal-to-Five (PN-5) and Education Funders Affinity Groups are invited to learn more about the focus of the planning grant, the importance of stakeholder engagement toward achieving policies and systems goals in the state, and how MFN, Strong Schools Maryland and other organizations are working together to prepare a strong case for continued support from Pritzker.
Maryland Philanthropy Network members interested in attending for the first time are encouraged to reach out to Marlo Nash prior to attending a meeting.
Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a multi-day event that brings together foundation leaders, grantmakers, and regional associations from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. The next Foundations on the Hill will take place Monday, February 27, 2023 to Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a discussion with leading education advocates about the 2023 Legislative Session.