The recent launch of the Connecticut Baby Bonds program provides an important model for philanthropy, policy, and community advocates to work together to address the widening racial wealth gap and to create asset-building opportunities at the state-level. It is no wonder that so many states – – California, Washington, DC, Massachusetts, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, and Maryland are all exploring Baby Bonds as a policy solution to level-the-playing-field and provide an onramp for equitable wealth building.
The rise of Baby Bonds reflects an exciting opportunity to create lasting and systemic change and to revisit the promise of financial health and prosperity for all Americans. It also reflects decades of philanthropic and political partnerships and investments, and it tells a story of how philanthropy and state advocates can leverage policy change by working together to support asset-building opportunities for low and moderate income families. At the same time, it allows us to identify the policies and programs that will help maximize the benefit of the bonds.
Please join Asset Funders Network to learn from leaders in developing and supporting Baby Bonds to share the story of how targeted investments by philanthropy and policy leaders led to the passage of Baby Bonds in Connecticut and provide a blueprint for state-level investments that can make sure that future Baby Bonds recipients can fully use their Baby Bonds to invest in wealth building opportunities.
What will you learn?
- Why Baby Bonds and Why Now?
- Roles for philanthropy in implementation, engagement, learning, and complimentary family services and supports
- Policy leadership and early-stage lessons from other states
- How states can innovate and motivate federal Baby Bonds policy?
- How philanthropy can complement wealth building efforts with programs and policy supports to maximize wealth building benefits?
Who should attend?
All interested funders. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.
- Mendi Blue-Paca, President and CEO, Fairfiled County Community Foundation
- Alexandra Cauthorne-Gaines, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & CO
- Dr. Darrick Hamilton, University Professor, Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy
- Erick Russell, Treasurer, Connecticut State
- Joe Antolin (Moderator), President and CEO, Asset Funders Network
How do I sign up?
Registration is required by October 11th.
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