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Rural Philanthropy and Community Engagement from Washtenaw County, Michigan to Coös County, New Hampshire
Rural communities are integral to our nation’s economy, identity, and future. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Rural America at a Glance 2021” report, a large share of the land area in the United States is rural and around 46 million people—about 14% of the U.S. population—live in rural America. Rural communities across the country are unique and complex places where current and future resources - food, water, energy - are found and its people are essential members of our economic workforce. Without the critical contributions of rural communities, many aspects of suburban and urban economies and ways of life would not be possible. Although nearly one in five Americans live in a rural area, only 6 percent of foundation grants target such communities.

Join this panel discussion to hear Colette Stanzler, Managing Director at Root Cause, moderate a discussion about the challenges of, and learnings from, rural philanthropy. She will be joined by panelists Chris Lemon, Senior Community Investment Officer at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, which serves Washtenaw County, Michigan, and Sonya Salanti, Director of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which serves Coös County, New Hampshire and its surrounding communities in the United States and Canada.

Jul 14, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Colette Stanzler
Managing Director @Root Cause
Colette Stanzler is a Managing Director at Root Cause. She is working closely with the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation on a strategic planning process.
Chris Lemon
Senior Community Investment Officer @Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Chris Lemon is the Senior Community Investment Officer for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, which serves Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Sonya Salanti
Director of Tillotson Funds @New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Sonya Salanti is the Director of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which serves Coös County, New Hampshire and its surrounding communities in the United States and Canada.