Maine Philanthropy Center

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Thrive 2027 Brown-Bag Lunch

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Monday, September 9, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
United Way of Greater Portland - Key 1 Conference Room
1 Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland
Registration Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-members: $0.00
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This event is open to MPC members and their invited guests. If you would like to learn more about MPC membership, see our website .

Do you hope to support conversations and initiatives that change communities?

In order to improve organizational effectiveness, do you seek stakeholder feedback that is informative, meaningful, and productive?

If so, you'll want to learn about Thrive2027. Led by United Way of Greater Portland and powered by community, this initiative seeks to advance strategic changes that improve life throughout Cumberland County.

At this brown-bag session, Tony Cipollone and Dan Coyne will offer insight into the challenges and opportunities of community-based problem-solving. They will explore the Thrive2027 journey, discuss the initiative's progress to date, and explain how Thrive2027 is working to break down silos. As always, there will be plenty of time for questions and participant dialogue.

About Thrive 2027

In 2015, Greater Portland came together because improvements in people's lives were neither happening quickly enough nor reaching as deeply or widely as needed. Despite all best efforts, too many neighbors were struggling. It was clear we needed more people at the table, collaborating to build a community where everyone can thrive. Thus, United Way of Greater Portland led a year-long, volunteer-driven process to establish a shared vision for Greater Portland. A cornerstone of the goal-setting process included 90 community conversations and surveys that led to more than 2,000 people sharing feedback. From Bridgton to South Portland, the issues that rose to the top of respondents' minds were the same. These shared concerns drove the development of Thrive2027, our community's collective vision that includes a commitment to three 10-year goals:

  1. To give kids a strong start.
  2. To empower neighbors to thrive – not just survive.
  3. To help us all live longer, better.



Tony Cipollone co-chairs the Thrive2027 Council and serves as the President and CEO of the John T. Gorman Foundation.



Dan Coyne is Senior Vice President, Community Impact at United Way of Greater Portland.





This event is free. Don't forget to bring your lunch.



Our event cancellation and refund policies may be accessed HERE.

Do you need an accomodation in order to fully participate in this program? Please contact Alyssa Lodewick at or 207-228-8289 as soon as possible  – and at least two weeks prior to the event  – to discuss your specific needs.

Thanks to United Way of Greater Portland for hosting the gathering!

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