CFO was honored to be included in the 2009 Philanthropy and Rural America Conference: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Rural America, held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Keynote speakers included former President Bill Clinton and numerous national rural policy makers.
There were a number of topics presented at the conference; all echoed common themes including the need to strengthen rural education, promote “green” development, and a commitment from national funders to put flexible money on the ground in rural communities. CFO President Gary Funk was among the presenters at the conference.
For more information on the conference, visit the official site on the Council of Foundations web page.