Join us for Foundations on the Hill, where foundation executives and staff, board members, and philanthropic leaders meet with their federal lawmakers in Washington. Presented by United Philanthropy Forum, the gathering brings foundation leaders together with their elected representatives to discuss key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers is delegation captain for New Jersey participants. CNJG will organize and schedule the congressional meetings. This opportunity is a valuable benefit of CNJG membership that helps raise lawmakers’ awareness of the vital work you do and inform them about issues CNJG members care about. If you are interested in attending or need more information please contact Theresa Jacks.
The aim of Foundations on the Hill is to:
- Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
- Advocate on issues affecting foundations
- Build CNJG’s relationships with lawmakers and their staff
- Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill
- Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
It is critical that elected officials hear from their foundation constituents. On behalf of New Jersey grantmakers, CNJG is pleased to have developed relationships with our representatives over the years as a result of FOTH. A meeting in Washington shows elected officials an extra level of dedication and commitment to your cause and the work of the philanthropic sector.
Registration for FOTH is available on the United Philanthropy Forum website.
The registration fee is $175 per person.
View the FOTH Agenda
The Council will plan meetings with our US Senators and House members on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 10, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11.
CNJG members attending FOTH will need to make their own hotel reservations.
JW Marriott Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
We have a room block at the JW Marriott Washington DC which is within walking distance of the Hill, beginning 3/7/20 through 3/11/20 with rooms available for $329/night plus state and local taxes currently at 14.95%. Please note that our room block often sells out before the cutoff date, so we recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as possible. You can reserve your room online, or by calling 1 202-393-2000, and asking for the “United Philanthropy Forum” rate.