970-375-5807
1309 E 3rd Ave., Smiley Building, Suite 20 A tiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81301
PO Box 1673 tiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81302

Monthly Archives: February 2021

Making a Difference with David Brooks | Feb. 15

The Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed inspire conversation, bring a new perspective, propel philanthropy, and ignite action to benefit the residents of Southwest Colorado. David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, savvy political analyst and commentator on PBS’ NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered is scheduled for a remote presentation via Zoom on February 15, 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Brooks will discuss re-building trust in the midst of political and social turmoil, the urban/rural divide, and the importance of commitment to community.

Brooks was originally scheduled to speak in Durango in the spring of 2020, and that presentation was postponed when protective measures restricting events were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Foundation board and staff had hoped to reschedule another in-person event eventually; however, safely gathering in crowds the size that David Brooks would draw seems unlikely anytime soon.

“In light of everything our nation has been through in the last year, we felt that this impactful conversation about rebuilding trust could not wait any longer,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. “It is time to discuss politics, philanthropy, and how we can unite as a community.”

“Our hope is that David Brooks, a well-respected speaker known for his quiet passion, will provide insight and balance in what has become a very contentious environment in our country,” adds Wrinkle. “Civic engagement is especially challenging in rural communities where the impacts of a polarizing political climate are amplified in our small-town environment.”

Tickets for Brooks’ Zoom event can be purchased here. The cost is $40 for a single/couple/household to participate in the 45-minute presentation and 15-minute question and answer session. If you would like to arrange admission for a larger group, such as a group of students each logging in separately, call the Community Foundation at 970-375-5807 for special pricing.

Making a Difference | David Brooks

February 15 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM MST

$40 for single/couple/household link

Limited space available in Zoom.

CLICK HERE to purchase your admission link today!

 

Our Making a Difference speaker series is designed to inspire conversation, bring a new perspective, propel philanthropy, and ignite action.

When we had to postpone our Making a Difference presentation with David Brooks in the spring of 2020 to protect the health and safety of our community, many of us were very disappointed. Brooks is a highly respected New York Times columnist, political analyst, and commentator on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. In light of everything our nation has been through in the last year, we have determined this conversation can wait no longer. It is time to discuss politics, philanthropy, and how we can unite as a community.

Civic engagement is especially challenging in rural communities where the impacts of a polarizing political climate are amplified in our small-town environment. The Community Foundation is bringing David Brooks to Southwest Colorado remotely via Zoom on Monday, February 15, 4:30 – 5:30 PM MST. We invite you to join us for what is sure to be an impactful discussion about how we move forward, making a difference in our community. We are better together.

News

Making a Difference with David Brooks | Feb. 15

The Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed Read More...


Almost $500,000 Donated in SWCO on Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announces $485,134 in d Read More...


$1.25 million in Emergency Grants through the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado has provided over $1.25 Read More...


Southwest Colorado Gives

Read More...


CERF infuses $500,000 into community in four months

Read More...


Events

Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado tiny pinwheel
1309 E 3rd Ave., Smiley Building, Suite 20 Atiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81301
tiny pinwheel 970-375-5807 tiny pinwheel [email protected]