Peer Event

New Executive Leaders Roundtable - April 2023

Join this virtual roundtable for new CEOs and executive directors to connect with peers around the vital role that community foundation and place-based leaders play in bridging across differences and building common ground in our communities.

Date & Time

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Virtual on Zoom Platform
Audio capabilities required; Video requested


Free to Members and Nonmembers
Free for New Executives of Community and Place-based Foundations (by invitation) 

Building Common Ground in Community Philanthropy

Foundation leaders are key levers of change: uniquely positioned to advance change in their organizations, their communities and the broader field. The Council is excited to offer this program to provide support to leaders who are relatively new to their leadership role, organizations, and/or the foundation sector.   

This virtual session delves into the role that community and place-based foundations play in bridging differences and building a sense of belonging in their communities – and how new executives are embracing and embodying it.  

This interactive roundtable will allow new community and place-based foundation executives to share experiences, solve problems, and support one another in a peer learning space.  

Come join us to: 

  • Connect with other new leaders in community and place-based philanthropy;
  • Explore what this current environment requires of leaders in the sector;
  • Examine the unique calling of community and place-based foundation executives to bridge differences and build common ground in their role.


Peer Discussion Lead
Mendi Blue Paca

Mendi Blue Paca
President & CEO
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Kathleen Enright

Kathleen Enright
President and CEO
Council on Foundations

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee
Executive in Residence
Council on Foundations

If you're a new executive leader and are interested in learning more, please get in touch with Marlee Clayton, Executive Office Manager. 



Connect with Council Staff

Marlee Clayton

Senior Manager, Executive Office

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