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Former Governor of Puerto Rico to Discuss Role of Philanthropy, Public/Private Partnerships

Former Governor of Puerto Rico to Discuss Role of Philanthropy, Public/Private Partnerships

Former Governor of Puerto Rico to Discuss Role of Philanthropy, Public/Private Partnerships

From The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving:

Sila María Calderón, the former governor of Puerto Rico and founder of her own philanthropic foundation will be the keynote speaker in September at a meeting of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Latino Endowment Fund. She will discuss the important role of developing public/private partnerships to create strong communities. The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. (program begins at 6:30) at the Hartford Hospital Education and Resource Center, 560 Hudson St., Hartford.

Sila Calderón served as the seventh governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. She is the first and, to date, only woman elected to that office.

Gov. Calderón also served as chair of the Península de Cantera Project, a public/private initiative for social rehabilitation and economic development in the Cantera sector of San Juan from 1992 to 1995. Cantera has since become a model for community development not only for Puerto Rico, but internationally.

Gov. Calderón currently chairs a philanthropic foundation, which has established a nonprofit and non-partisan entity – The Center for Puerto Rico: Sila M. Calderón Foundation – which gives attention to the issues of poverty, women, urban revitalization, ethical values and social responsibility.

To register for the event, log on to www.hfpg.org/events  and enter code CALDERON.

Established in 2003, the Latino Endowment Fund works to increase philanthropy within the Latino community and to strengthen nonprofits working to improve the quality of life of Latino residents. Members examine issues affecting the Latino community and recommend grants from the fund to address these issues. Grants totaling $120,000 have been awarded to agencies that serve the Latino community. For more information about the Latino Endowment Fund, visit www.hfpg.org/latino or contact Betty Ann Grady at 860-548-1888 or bagrady@hfpg.org.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents. The Hartford Foundation receives gifts from thousands of generous individuals and families and in 2011 awarded grants of almost $29 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Hartford Foundation, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.

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