Philanthropy Now podcast: Morgan Hill Community Foundation: Responding to COVID-19 and drawing connections between the crisis and Morgan Hill’s pre-pandemic work in healthcare

Welcome to Episode six of our eight-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come.

In the sixth episode of this mini-series, Peggy Martin, Board Treasurer of Morgan Hill Community Foundation and President of Legacy Planning Across Generations and Robin Shepherd, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Sue’s Story Project, join Michelle Fries, SVCF Director of Nonprofit Support Services, to discuss the work of Morgan Hill Community Foundation. The conversation highlights Morgan Hill CF’s six areas of focus, its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support for essential workers, special partnerships such as the Alliance and The Sue’s Story Project, and more.

In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Robin Shepherd, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Sue's Story Project
Peggy Martin, Board Treasurer for Morgan Hill Community Foundation & President of Legacy Planning Across Generations,
Michelle Fries, Director of Nonprofit Support Services for Silicon Valley Community Foundation


What you will learn:

  • Morgan Hill CF’s relationship with the Alliance of CFs of Silicon Valley
  • How the foundation pivoted to support the community in response to COVID-19
  • The Sue’s Story Project: increasing awareness, caregiving resources & research funding for Lewy Body Dementia
  • Connections between the pandemic and Morgan Hill CFs work in healthcare and awareness
  • Preparations for a post-COVID world and future health crises

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