“Who Funds Arts & Culture? A Window into Local Philanthropy” – Podcast Now Available
Our August 2019 program was devoted to a conversation with two local arts and culture funders. In “Who Funds Arts & Culture? A Window into Local Philanthropy,” we spoke with Lauren Patterson, Executive Director of the New Canaan Community Foundation, and Kelly O’Donnell, with the law firm of Pullman & Comley, about how both organizations fund arts and culture in their communities across Connecticut. What issues factor into their decisions about what to fund and what processes do they use to come to decisions? Hear their fascinating ideas about what makes a community, and how both funders encourage collaboration not only by their applicants but also by themselves as they both collaborate with other funders to produce exponential results.