United Way Invites Community Members to Attend Forum
February 27th, 2017
United Way of Bucks County invites members of the community to attend their upcoming Bucks Forum on Collective Impact. Nonprofit, business, and foundation leaders, as well as community members interested in helping improve conditions in Bucks County, are all encouraged to participate.
This free event will be held at the James-Lorah Memorial Auditorium in Doylestown on Thursday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast.
Featured speakers include Jeffrey Vega, President and CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation; United Way of Lancaster County and their partners presenting a panel discussion highlighting real world successes; and Marissa Christie, President and CEO of United Way of Bucks County.
Members of the community are encouraged to attend this event to learn how Collective Impact brings people together to strengthen communities and change lives throughout Bucks County.
Marissa Christie is eager to bring the community together at the event. “When it comes to addressing the most complex challenges in our community, I believe that Collective Impact is the only way forward. When people and groups come together to pool resources, share their expertise, and pull in the same direction, we make a greater impact and we’re more likely to see lasting changes” she says.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Collective Impact process and how they can get involved.
Tim Philpot, Impact Director of Health at United Way of Bucks County, explains “this event is a chance for individuals to learn how they can participate in the Collective Impact process and make a difference within their own communities.”