Please save the date(s) for our series of Hot Topics Donor Forums.

Hot Topics Donor Forums will explore themes and issues that you have expressed an interest in learning more about. Expect a rich conversation and knowledge sharing with thought leaders, Community Foundation staff, and other donors. Presentations and subsequent conversations will be led by Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Chief Executive Officer, Beth Brown and include time to actively delve into each topic as well as social networking with fellow donors.

Separate email invitations will be sent out prior to each Forum. We hope you will be able to join us in expanding our collective understanding of the following important issues.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Caryl Hart, former Director of  Sonoma County Regional Parks and Dr. Lisa Micheli, Chief Executive Officer of Pepperwood Preserve explore land preservation and access, and the changing environmental landscape impacting both Sonoma County and national policy.


Tax Reform:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Jeff Hamond, Vice President of Van Scoyoc Associates in Washington DC, will be speaking about the potential for tax reform in the 115th Congress and how some of the issues under discussion could impact philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.


Immigration and Dreamers:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Immigration attorney Kristopher Kerosky, and President and CEO of 10,000 Degrees Kim Mazzuca will dissect the American immigrant story today. Learn about the myths projected on our immigrant community and how students are rising above with the help of 10,000 Degrees.

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