Research shows adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can trigger hormones that affect the brains and bodies of children. In addition to hindering their academic achievement in the short term, exposure to two or more traumatic childhood events (such as abuse, neglect, persistent hunger, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse, etc.) can result in long-term negative effects on learning, behavior, and health. To delve into this topic, the next Funders’ Roundtable luncheon will call on innovative leaders working on the frontlines. We’ll also screen a short award-winning documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.”
About the Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County
These quarterly free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices. The events are open to grantmakers only, and each time we have anywhere from 15 to 30 attendees. There is a different topic for each luncheon – education, health care, etc. – selected in advance by the group.
Lunch is provided courtesy of our sponsors: The Community Foundation, The Mead Family Foundation Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.
If your fund, foundation or company makes grants in Montgomery County, you’ll want to join this informal lunch group!