Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County: Treating the Hidden "Illness” Undermining Our Anti-Poverty Work

Thursday, December 15, 2016
12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Bethesda, MD
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Research indicates that there is an exposure which dramatically increases the risk for 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, academic achievement, hormones, and the immune system.

What is it? Trauma, or what some call “toxic stress.”

If you are a funder passionate about closing the opportunity gap, creating healthier families, and forging pathways for people to lift themselves out of poverty, join us for lunch on Thursday, December 15th. To kick off the conversation, we’ll hear from two leaders working to implement systemic changes to help kids who have experienced “high doses” of trauma. Together, we’ll examine the role philanthropy can play to spark change throughout our community so that our neighbors struggling with “toxic stress” can get the support they need to thrive.

Shay Bilchik, J.D. - Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University
Diego Uriburu – Executive Director, Identity, Inc.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot for the December 15th Funders’ Roundtable, please contact Bridget Hanagan at or 301-495-3036 x 169.

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 2016 sponsors: The Community Foundation, Chevy Chase Trust, 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 our informal lunch group!

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