Entry Points #2: Philanthropy’s Response to the Substance Use Disorder Crisis

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Non-Members: $30.00
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Working models for addressing substance use disorder that can be replicated in your community and grantmaking strategy. 

Responding to the substance use disorder crisis is done community by community.  Once programs, models, and organizations are developed and find success, these can be replicated to serve other communities.  This program will assist foundations in learning of working models and programs that can be replicated in your community and/or grantmaking strategy. 

Join the Council of Michigan Foundations, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy Ohio, and Philanthropy WV for its second webinar with invited foundation leaders who are developing entry points in response to substance use disorder crisis in their communities.

This program is part of the Substance Use Disorder Crisis Webinar Series presented in collaboration by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations, Philanthropy Ohio, and Philanthropy West Virginia.


  • Maria Fruth, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte
    Maria will discuss Indiana’s Partners in Prevention program, an initiative that helps schools identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based substance use prevention programs.
  • Sr. Helen Skormisley, CSJ, Sisters of Saint Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation
    Helen will discuss their foundation’s work on children's mental health and foster care impacted by the substance use disorder crisis in West Virginia.
  • Kristen Rost, The Nationwide Foundation
    Kristen will discuss the foundation’s role in forming the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance an their “Denial, Ohio” PSA campaign which raises awareness of the realities of prescription opioid abuse.
  • Nora Maloy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and Sarah Wedepohl, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
    They will discuss the Michigan Opioid Partnership, a diverse funders group that has dedicated several million dollars to implement pilot MAT programs in hospitals and jails across Michigan. 

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  • Learn from peer leaders doing this work across multiple states.
  • Engage with this critical work no matter your foundations/corporation’s grantmaking priorities (economic development to education to health and human services and so forth).
  • Find opportunities for you to implement strategies in your grantmaking or giving.
  • Expand your network of peers who are working on this critical issue area.
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