“What Makes a Healthy Community in the Neighborhood?”
Speaker: Suzanna (Suzy) Pukys
Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy,
Georgetown Health Foundation
Monday, April 17
Suzy’s PowerPoint and video presentation will cover the history of the GHF and community organizations that have received grants over the past 10 years, including some that our church’s mission budget supports: The Caring Place, Hope Alliance, Faith in Action Georgetown, The Georgetown Project and Backpack Buddies.
The speaker began her career with nonprofits in 2002 at The Georgetown Project, serving as a grant writer and manager of a partnership program in collaboration with Southwestern University. In 2004 she joined the SU staff as the first Director of Civic Engagement. She joined the GHF in 2012 as the first Director of Community Resources, focusing on philanthropic programs. The next year she opened the foundation’s formerly-closed annual grants process.
The foundation works with the community to improve the health of Georgetown residents through partnerships and funding. In 2022, GHF awarded $950,000 in grants to 21 health and human service
nonprofits serving the community.
The program is sponsored by FPC’s Stephen Ministry.