Inside a $60 Million Burst of Innovation for Pandemic Relief

Friday, June 5

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm

Inside a $60 Million Burst of Innovation for Pandemic Relief

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Across the nation, we are being challenged to respond to COVID-19 and its impact on families, nonprofits and the structure of the health and human services sector. In Illinois, philanthropy, business leaders and donors quickly joined forces in an unprecedented fashion to create two response funds that raised $50 million in just 30 days and deployed funding to front-line agencies in one week.

Hear how these organizations reinvented their processes to quickly set up fundraising round tables, create grant guidelines and review applications, in addition to coordinating their fundraising and marketing-communications teams to manage donors and promote the response funds. You’ll also learn how agencies like Austin Coming Together quickly utilized their grants to help families meet their basic needs in this time of crisis.

United Way of Metro Chicago
President and CEO
Chicago Community Trust
Founder and Chairman
PSP Partners
Executive Director
Austin Coming Together
Director of the New American Welcome Center
YMCA of the University of Illinois
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