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Philanthropy summit, Making Connections, explores ways to meet needs in state together


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Making Connections, the fifth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy, will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. This year’s Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative event features Josh Nadzam, the founder of Lexington’s Manchester-Bidwell Replication Project, and Kristin Faust, director of Lending and Network Services for Partners for the Common Good.
 
The workshops and sessions are “designed to explore current trends in philanthropy and the non-profit sector,” according to a KPI press release. Workshops will look at capital resources, lending partnerships, impact investment, crowd sourcing trends, and how groups across Kentucky are aligning their resources.
 

Kristin Faust (Photo from KPI)

Kristin Faust (Photo from KPI)

 
Faust will begin the summit and give a national perspective on funding partnerships among philanthropic groups. Nadzam is the keynote speaker and will share his personal story of perseverance in the face of adversity and how it inspired his desire to make a difference in his community.
 
Interactive panel discussions will explore “Connecting” to address Kentucky’s challenges through strategic giving, finding partnerships, impact investment and collaborations among nonprofit organizations with common goals. There will also be discussion of efforts to engage students in philanthropy.
 

   Josh Nadzam (Photo from KPI)

Josh Nadzam (Photo from KPI)

 
The session on Wednesday, Sept. 11, will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 12, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The summit closes at 3 p.m. Faust will be the luncheon speaker on Sept. 11 and Nadzam will be the speaker at the Commonwealth Award Luncheon on Sept. 12. You may be interested in reading one of our profiles of Nadzam: UK Social Work graduate launches Lexington project to help escape tough circumstances.
 
For a look at an agenda in progress, click here. To register, click here.
 
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