FFTC Centers For Giving

2017 Programming and Events

Foundation For The Carolinas is pleased to offer a variety of programs and events throughout the year ranging from educational programs to skills building workshops to networking events, all designed to enhance our fundholder experience and inspire philanthropy and strengthen our region. Please click on the appropriate Center below to view complete details. The majority of events will take place at the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy at FFTC, located at 220 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Alternate locations are noted by event.

Center for Personal Philanthropy
Center for Corporate Philanthropy
Center for Nonprofit Sustainability

 

Center for Personal Philanthropy

These events are exclusively for our Center for Personal Philanthropy fundholders. For more information on becoming a fundholder, click here.

March 7
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Is Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ready for the Elder Bloom? Trends, Ideas and Challenges to Becoming Elder-Friendly
Join Robinson Center for Civic Leadership members for a thoughtful discussion on what an “age-friendly” community might look like, led by author and gerontologist Lyndall Hare.


April 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Behind the Scenes with RCCL: The Work of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force
Join Robinson Center for Civic Leadership members for an exclusive update on the work of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. Task Force Co-Chairs Dee O'Dell and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown will present with Brian Collier, Executive Vice President at FFTC and Laura Clark, Chief Impact Officer at United Way.



May 2
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Welcome Luncheon
New fundholders are invited to join us for lunch to learn more about FFTC and the services and resources we provide to our donors and the community. 


May 20
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Community Conversation with Whitney Powers: What Would You Do If You Were Mayor For the Day?
Join the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership for a unique opportunity to engage with architect and thought leader Whitney Powers, the founding force behind Charleston, SC initiative, If You Were Mayor. Bring your family to enjoy an informal breakfast and inspirational discussion about civic engagement. Space is limited. RSVP to civicleadership@fftc.org.  


June 13 
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

A Celebration of Legacy
Join FFTC and special guests Bill and Emmaday Seymour for a cocktail reception to celebrate the lasting commitments made to our community through planned giving. Your planned gifts today, ensure a brighter tomorrow for our community. 


September 25  
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
Charlotte

An Evening with Richard Reeves
Richard Reeves will discuss his recent book, Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, policy director of the Center on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog at the Brookings Institution. He recently served as special consultant to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. (Open to the public)

Click here for more information and to register. Space is limited and registration is required.


November 16
Foundation For The Carolinas
Centers for Giving Investment Event
Each year FFTC hosts an insightful discussion on an investment topic relevant to our fundholders. Past speakers have included Bob Bridges of Sterling Capital Management and Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine. This year’s speaker and topic have not yet been determined. (Open to all FFTC fundholders)


November 28
Foundation For The Carolinas
Center for Personal Philanthropy Thank You Luncheon
Please join Center for Personal Philanthropy fundholders and Planned Gift donors for a celebration of philanthropy on Giving Tuesday.  Invitation to follow.


 

Interested in learning more about the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership?
Click here for information on membership, programs and initiatives.

 

 


 

Interested in learning more about the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force and their call to action?
Leading on Opportunity is a new way of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  It is a journey, which depends upon getting connected and growing together to achieve a new future for our community.  Click here for upcoming events throughout Mecklenburg County.  These events are free and open to the public.



 

 

Center for Corporate Philanthropy

These events are exclusively for our Center for Corporate Philanthropy fundholders. For more information on becoming a fundholder, click here.

April 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Behind the Scenes with RCCL: The Work of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force
Join Robinson Center for Civic Leadership members for an exclusive update on the work of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. Task Force Co-Chairs Dee O'Dell and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown will present with Brian Collier, Executive Vice President at FFTC and Laura Clark, Chief Impact Officer at United Way.



May 2 
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas
Welcome Luncheon 
New fundholders are invited to join us for lunch to learn more about FFTC and the services and resources we provide to our donors and the community.  



September 25  
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
Charlotte

An Evening with Richard Reeves
Richard Reeves will discuss his recent book, Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, policy director of the Center on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog at the Brookings Institution. He recently served as special consultant to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force. (Open to the public)

Click here for more information and to register. Space is limited and registration is required.


November 16
Foundation For The Carolinas

Centers for Giving Investment Event
Each year FFTC hosts an insightful discussion on an investment topic relevant to our fundholders. Past speakers have included Bob Bridges of Sterling Capital Management and Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine. This year’s speaker and topic have not yet been determined. (Open to all FFTC fundholders)


Fall
Foundation For The Carolinas

Center for Corporate Philanthropy's Educational Event 
This event offers educational programming around current topics in Corporate Philanthropy. Past speakers and topics include a panel discussion on the Value of Volunteerism with Accenture, IBM and LPL Financial as well as Alex Parkinson of The Conference Board sharing insights on trends in corporate philanthropy and information on the most recent Giving In Numbers publication. This year’s speaker and topic have not yet been determined. (Open to FFTC's Center for Corporate Philanthropy fundholders)


 

Interested in learning more about the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force and their call to action? 
Leading on Opportunity is a new way of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  It is a journey, which depends upon getting connected and growing together to achieve a new future for our community.  Click here for upcoming events throughout Mecklenburg County.  These events are free and open to the public.



 

 

Center for Nonprofit Sustainability

These events are open to nonprofit staff and board members throughout our thirteen county region. Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to be a current fundholder to attend. For more information about the Center for Nonprofit Sustainability, click here.

January 23
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas
Mecklenburg County Nonprofit Town Hall
Join FFTC and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting to get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2017. (Open to all Mecklenburg County Nonprofits)


May 2 
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Welcome Luncheon
New fundholders are invited to join us for lunch to learn more about FFTC and the services and resources we provide to our donors and the community.  


May 17
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Endowments webinar: How can your nonprofit benefit?  
Join the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits for a webinar focused on building and managing endowments.  Foundation For The Carolinas, along with the Cumberland County Foundation and North Carolina Community Foundation, will lead a presentation on how nonprofits can partner with community foundations to foster financial sustainability.  


August 30
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Risk Management: Insurance, Best Practices and Beyond
This interactive seminar will assist nonprofits in determining both the types of insurance policies to have and risk management procedures to help reduce and control organizational risk.  Bryan Beasley, from Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC, will lead a conversation on the types of exposures associated with boards and volunteers and how best to mitigate potential issues before they happen.  This event is open to all nonprofits in the region. 

RSVP by August 23 to nonprofitevents@fftc.org.

 

September 7 
 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, N.C.

 

Collaborative Leadership: Executive Director Peer Learning Session
This session is designed to assist Executive Directors and their leadership teams in developing a network of support and will include a panel discussion with nonprofit leaders in the community.  The seminar will be held at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is open to all nonprofits in the region.  The address is 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081.  

RSVP information will be included closer to the date.

 


October 17 
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
USC Lancaster
Lancaster, S.C.

Planned Giving: A Platform for Growth and Stability 
Planned gifts are a great way to build an endowment and financially sustain an organization.  This session will focus on how nonprofits can best prepare themselves for legacy giving.  The event will be held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster and is open to all nonprofits in the region. 

RSVP information will be included closer to the date.


November 16
Foundation For The Carolinas
Centers for Giving Investment Event
Each year FFTC hosts an insightful discussion on an investment topic relevant to our fundholders. Past speakers have included Bob Bridges of Sterling Capital Management and Jeffrey Sherman of DoubleLine. This year’s speaker and topic have not yet been determined. (Open to all FFTC fundholders)