Community Foundation CEO Zosia Eppensteiner Presents at Michigan Association of Counties Regional Summit
With close to $11 billion dollars of emergency funding being directed to Michigan to support communities affected by the pandemic, the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) recently featured a story about how community foundations can be a valuable partner in these efforts.
CMF invited CEO Zosia Eppensteiner to present at the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Regional Summit in Escanaba in July. As federal funds will be channeled through state and local fiscal recovery funds, the presentation at the MAC Summit was a way to highlight the valuable partnerships and long-term community investment approach foundations bring to the conversation.
“We serve as a convener; we help identify needs and lift up underrepresented populations voices most impacted by the pandemic. Foundations’ long-term approach to community capital can also provide sustainable support to government initiatives and by serving as a co-investor, foundations can help grow long-term impact.” – Community Foundation CEO Zosia Eppensteiner