Organizer(s): Civil Marriage Collaborative, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Overbrook, Philanthropy NY, Proteus Fund
November 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Philanthropy New York
1500 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10036
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an historic ruling holding that denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution. For years, the Civil Marriage Collaborative (CMC), acting collectively, and other philanthropic actors, worked diligently to support a wide array of efforts to change hearts and minds and significantly move public opinion on marriage equality. The CMC, coupled with its member institutions, provided a combined $120 million in total to support the marriage equality movement.
Join the Civil Marriage Collaborative and leaders of key partner organizations for presentations and conversations with a wide array of social justice funders about the role of the CMC and philanthropy in achieving victory on marriage equality; how this level of impact was crafted; and what can or cannot be learned from it to inform, shape and drive strategy development, messaging, organizing, coalition- building, and other elements of effective campaigns on urgent rights and justice issues.
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This grantmaker event will include a set of discussions with key philanthropic leaders and advocates who worked to achieve the freedom to marry. We will probe the role philanthropy played in shaping and helping to execute key components of the comprehensive strategy to win marriage equality. We will explore lessons learned at all levels—funder collaborative structure and approach, philanthropic strategy and tactics, and grantmaker collaboration and coordination within philanthropy, as well as with advocates at the state and national levels.
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