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Giving Power to Community Voice

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Giving Power to Community Voice

Friday, October 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Philanthropy has a bit of a reputation problem, according to some recent City Club speakers. Authors Anand Ghirdardas (Winners Take All) and Edgar Villanueva (Decolonizing Wealth) both pointed out the top-down way in which philanthropic institutions around the country have operated in the past, dictating strategies to solve community problems and burdening grantees with onerous reporting requirements. But what would it look like if philanthropic institutions could flip that script?

After two decades in community development, Timothy L. Tramble Sr. became the President and CEO of the Saint Luke’s Foundation in June 2020, taking the helm of a private foundation that has been investing in the neighborhoods of Woodhill, Buckeye-Shaker, and Mount Pleasant, and throughout Cuyahoga County for over two decades. In the last year, the foundation has rolled out two initiatives that center on shifting power to those they intend on uplifting by involving the community in decision making--Lift Every Voice 216, and the Resident Advancement Committee.

Join us, in-person at the City Club to hear from Tim Tramble who will share the Foundation’s commitment to Community Responsive Grantmaking and how they’re working to bring the voices of residents directly into philanthropic decisions to address racial equity, health equity and community transformation.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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