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Foundations in Lansing: Early Childhood Conversations with Policymakers

Event Details


Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024
9 am - 4 pm EDT


Lansing, MI


This event is free for CMF members.


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About the Event

Join your Michigan philanthropy peers engaged in early childhood work, including wages and other education-related topics like social/emotional supports for children and staff. We will meet with selected state legislators engaged in education policy-making. This is an opportunity to highlight Michigan philanthropy’s work towards equitable early childhood policies, systems and programs that ensure every child across the state of Michigan, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status, address or disability status, has the resources to achieve at their highest potential. We will also learn about legislative priorities in education and deepen connections with policymakers working to shape the future of early childhood education in Michigan.

While the scheduled event is 9 am - 4 pm, we understand some members may only be able to attend a portion of the day. If so, please email Nathan Murphy in advance with information about when you will join the group at Foundations In Lansing.

Several days in advance you will receive the day’s agenda, a policy brief, and details on the logistics.

This event is part of CMF's Foundations in Lansing series of events. These events provide opportunities for CMF members to share stories of their work and communities and build relationships with our Michigan Legislature focused on strategic policy areas of common between Michigan philanthropy and state policymakers.

Save the date: Before and after school time will be a focus of a subsequent Education Foundations in Lansing on May 9.

Health and Safety

CMF continues to prioritize the well-being of members, staff, partners and communities. As of August 14, 2023 the following measures are our in-person event health and safety procedures:

  • We recommend attendees test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to this gathering.
  • Any attendee who is feeling unwell, who has tested positive for an illness in the 10 days prior to the event or who is showing symptoms and awaiting test results is asked not to attend.
  • If you are not able to attend due to illness, please contact Nathan Murphy at
  • All attendees will be invited to wear one of three color-coded lanyards to indicate to other attendees their personal comfort with in-person interaction: red (greet from six feet), yellow (elbows only), green (high-fives permitted).

For more details regarding our health procedures, please click here.

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