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CANCELLED: Understanding the Benefits of Guaranteed Basic Income

Postponed until further notice.

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CANCELLED: Understanding the Benefits of Guaranteed Basic Income
CANCELLED: Understanding the Benefits of Guaranteed Basic Income

Time & Location

Date and time is TBD

Foundation House

About the Event

***This event has been postponed until further notice***

Foundation House, in partnership with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF), is hosting an engaging discussion the benefits of guaranteed basic income and the evidence of their ability significantly improve poverty rates. The morning will explore why GBI programs work, what makes them successful, and how FCCF is leading this work in Fairfield County.

Who is attending:

Local philanthropists that have an affinity for or curiosity about guarantee basic income programs.


This is an invitation-only event with a limited number of attendees.  RSVP today and secure your spot!

Panel Discussion:

Opening Remarks

Mendi Blue Paca, President and CEO, Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Louise Story, co-author of the book Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap

Richard Zimmerman, Executive Director at Foundation House


Cesar Aleman, Connecticut Urban Opportunity Collaborative

Panel I

Shafeka Hashash, Economic Security Project

Panel II

Jesús Gerena, UpTogether

Panel III

Steph Silkowski, Bridge Project

About Foundation House:

Foundation House is a Center for Impact on an iconic and beautiful estate in back-county Greenwich, CT, with a commitment to positive and systemic change in the areas of Environment, Community and Mental Health. Foundation House holds gatherings are a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights from leading experts, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and network with other like-minded people.

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation: 

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is partnering with our community to create a county where every person has an equitable opportunity to thrive. FCCF works closely with organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and philanthropists to address challenges and identify opportunities to create a stronger, more vibrant region. Informed by three decades of partnering with and serving our community, we have awarded more than $390 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.


The discussions and information at Foundation House Forums and on all Foundation House communications is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice on investment, tax, philanthropic, legal, or any other matter. It is not intended to be relied upon for making any decisions, financial or otherwise. Always seek the advice of qualified professionals who are familiar with your specific situation for individualized guidance.

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