Meet-the-Donors: Community Development

Host Organization: Philanthropy MA


Join Philanthropy MA as we welcome a panel of funders with a range of interest areas that impact our community fabric. From housing to health, transportation, and food systems, this is an all-star line up!

Meet our Team:

Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Jeff Bellows, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship + Public Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Kurt Gaertner, Land Policy and Planning Director, MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Ruth Goldman, Consulting Program Officer, Merck Family Fund
Soni Gupta, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation
Lisa Jacobson, Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Meet-the-Donors provides firsthand information about the specifics of each grantmaking organization on the panel and also tips that will help your grantseeking efforts in general. We cover a lot of material – from some basic do’s and don’ts to more in depth discussion. They are great programs for those new to grantseeking as well as seasoned pros!

Hope to see you there!
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