CFLeads: Community Foundations Leading Change



The CFLeads Fall Forum

Making our Mark: Igniting the Future of Today’s Community Foundations

October 22 - 24, 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA


Meeting Location

The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA


A block of overnight rooms has been reserved at:
  Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh
  510 Market Street
  Pittsburgh, PA‎
Reservations must be made by September 30, 2019.
Visit this Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh link for the special CFLeads rate.


The CFLeads Fall Forum will kick off on Tuesday, October 22 with a Welcome Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel featuring keynote speaker Grant Oliphant. The Forum will conclude on Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 PM, with an optional post-event session on the CFLeads “Igniting the Future of Community Foundations”* project from 1:30 – 3:30 PM.


Tuesday, October 22
Dinner provided.

Wednesday, October 23
Breakfast, lunch and evening reception.

Thursday, October 24
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Co-sponsored by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, this unique event for CFLeads investors is designed to bring the most forward-looking community foundations from across the country together to:

  • Identify the ever-changing roles community foundations need to play as community leaders
  • Debate the role and responsibilities of community foundations in a time of political, economic, and social division
  • Dive into promising practices of community leadership
  • Gather with like-minded peers to build relationships and achieve greater learning
  • Define the future for community foundations committed to community leadership

Visit the Speakers page for a list of our engaging keynote and peer speakers, which will be updated as more are confirmed.

Please contact Caroline Merenda, Director of Operations and Program Services, at or 800-292-6149, ext. 610, with any questions.

*Igniting the Future of Community Foundations is a new field research project that will be exploring the impact of community leadership activities across the U.S. and the climate in which we work. All Fall Forum participants are invited to hear the findings of this project to date and provide their insights, questions and feedback.