$40 – $400

Appalachia Funders Network 10th Annual Gathering

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Ohio University Inn

331 Richland Ave.

Athens, OH 45701

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Please visit our official Gathering site to browse all the event details, including an agenda, hotel reservation information, and a list of our supporters.

Note: If your preferred learning journey is full, please email the Network Coordinator to add your name to the waitlist.

About the Gathering

This annual meeting is a space for learning and analysis, where members build trust and relationships, expand their connections, develop lasting partnerships, and align their investment strategies to accelerate large scale change across Central Appalachia.

The first day of the Gathering will convene the Working Groups and create space for connection with new and old colleagues. Attendees who are not part of a Working Group will have the opportunity to learn about the Network and its history. The second day of the Gathering will offer a Network-wide deep dive into Substance Use Disorder in Appalachia. We will hear from Beth Macy, the author of the best-selling book Dopesick, before traveling to Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville to see a performance of Needlework by Higher Ground. The last day of the Gathering will offer the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning journeys in the Appalachian Ohio area. Here we’ll see examples of conservation projects, rural community development, the intersection of arts and community development, and food systems.

Who Should Attend?

The Gathering is open to funders, financial institution representatives, and federal agency personnel who invest financially in the transition of Central Appalachia. The Network’s dues paying members receive a $100 discount on the Gathering registration fee. If you are a non-dues-paying member, we encourage you to attend to (1) learn about the powerful work that’s being done in Appalachia (2) strengthen your connections to other funders, (3) better understand how the Network can help further your mission, and (4) connect to innovative initiatives within our working groups.

Any organization eligible for AFN membership is eligible to attend the Gathering. This includes donors, trustees, staff, and consultants of foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities. If you would like to attend the conference but are not a staff member or trustee of a grantmaking organization, please contact Kathryn Coulter at kathryn@ruralsupportpartners.com.

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Athens, OH 45701

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