Member Call #10: Philanthropic Response to COVID-19 and Racial Injustice

Open to: 
All GCG Members (free) & Non-Member Funders (by invitation)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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Online Meeting Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the digital divide into sharp focus. The disparities in access are hampering learning, work, and health in our most vulnerable communities. What will it take to ensure fully inclusive and sustainable internet connectivity across our region?

During this GCG Member Call, David Leipholtz, Executive Director of the Center for Civic Research and Innovation (CCRI), an initiative of the St. Louis Community Foundation, will provide an update on CCRI's research on this issue and preliminary strategies to bridge the divide. Other topics for discussion include an update on the Immigrant Family Emergency Response Fund. Ample time will be reserved for grantmaker updates, resource sharing, and member announcements.


2:00pm - Welcome from GCG

2:05pm - Bridging the Digital Divide (David Leipholtz, Center for Civic Research and Innovation)

2:25pm - Digital Equity (Michelle Miller, Clark Fox Family Foundation)

2:30pm - Immigrant Family Emergency Response Fund (Claire Hundelt, Marillac Mission Fund)

2:35pm - Grantmaker Updates & Open Discussion