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CHEFA Hosts First Nonprofit Education Forum

Photo Left to Right: Estela Lopez, CHEFA Grant Committee Chairperson/Board of Directors; Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Grant Program Manager; Jeff Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Mike Angelini, CHEFA Board of Directors; Jeanette Weldon, CHEFA Executive Director; Dan Haar, Columnist and Associate Editor, Hearst Connecticut Media Group

On June 26, 2019 The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) held its’ first Nonprofit Education Forum featuring Jeff Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  The session also featured Dan Haar, Columnist and Associate Editor of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group as the moderator.  In attendance were seventy guests, primarily recent CHEFA grant applicants.  “With this forum, CHEFA positions ourselves as more than just a grant funder, we can also be a convener to provide educational opportunities; allowing participants to think of the larger statewide, regional, and national economic forces that are affecting the work that they are doing in here in CT” said Betty Sugerman Weintraub, Grant Program Manager. She added, “Our grant applicants found Mr. Fuhrer’s presentation, informative, relevant, and also funny.  He and Mr. Haar added humor to what can be a dry subject.  In addition, Mr. Fuhrer provided tangible, real-life examples of how the economy has left too many of the low-income and minority populations behind while benefitting those of higher incomes”.  To read more about the event please click on the link below:

https://www.bostonfed.org/news-and-events/news/2019/06/fed-economist-says-too-many-shut-out-from-economys-benefits.aspx