Philanthropy Now podcast: Woodside Community Foundation leverages local foundation relationships & community partnerships to respond to COVID-19

Welcome to episode seven 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 and in recent months.

This episode features a conversation with Marsha BonDurant, Board President for Woodside Community Foundation (WCF), Liz Dressel, Board Secretary for WCF and PTA President for Woodside Elementary School and Robyn Cornyn, Head of Communications at WCF facilitated by Michelle Fries, SVCF Director of Nonprofit Support Services. WCF serves a small community in San Mateo County, and the conversation highlights the foundation’s rich history and areas of focus, how WCF is partnering with the community to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the members leverage the relationships and knowledge from the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley to learn new ways to support the community.

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.

Michelle Fries, SVCF Director of Nonprofit Support Services,
Liz Dressel, Board Secretary for Woodside CF & PTA President for Woodside Elementary School,
Marsha BonDurant, Board President for Woodside CF,
and
 Robyn Freedman Cornyn, Head of Communications at Woodside CF

 

What you will learn:

  • Woodside Community Foundation’s rich history as the oldest CF in the region
  • Partnerships with WCF, PTA parents and community members formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Support for broader response efforts via San Mateo County Strong in partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Learnings from the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley

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