If we’re going to eliminate persistent poverty, we can’t do it in a vacuum. Along with our partners and Members in Appalachia, Fahe also collaborates with organizations across the nation. By collaborating and sharing information with other impactful nonprofits and partners from across the country, Fahe is able to learn and grow as well as contribute knowledge and expertise.
There’s a saying we like here at Fahe: “If you want to go far, go with friends.” It’s that spirit of collaboration we strive to embody with our allies across the nation to create lasting impact.
Last week alone, Fahe attended and presented at several conferences across the country in cities like Phoenix, AZ; Seattle, WA; Atlanta, GA; and Chicago, IL.
Several Fahe staff attended the 2018 OFN conference in Chicago. OFN is dedicated to delivering financial opportunities to people and places where traditional financing doesn’t reach. Several Fahe staff members were in attendance this year including Sara Morgan (COO and EVP), Brittney Murphy (CFO and EVP of Finance), and Alex Dadok (SVP of Advocacy). Jim King, Fahe’s President and CEO, was also in attendance. Mr. King serves as OFN’s Board Chair.
The conference brought together federal staff, southern funders, and other rural stakeholders such as Community Development Financial Institutions, and affordable housing organizations to discuss catalyzing rural public and private investments to address health and social determinants of health in the rural South. Matt Coburn, Fahe’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Programs was invited to serve as a panelist on a session titled “Taking a Deeper Dive into Key Issues Impacting Rural Health.” Fahe was invited for our work on and understanding of substance abuse and housing.
Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Maryvale Health and Housing Convening
Pam Johnson, Fahe’s Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President traveled to Arizona to attend a two day convening to explore how to advance integration of health and housing through policy, advocacy, program/partnership development, and innovative financing.
Jeneene Estridge, Fahe’s Senior VP of Communication, Development, and Marketing attended the 2018 Cradle to Career Network Convening in Seattle. The conference centered on equity for all children in all communities across the country. It provided networking and shared learning experiences on finding solutions to improve educational outcome and change systems.