Upcoming Events

Reminder2One-on-One Consultations to Improve Board Effectiveness

June and July.  Many foundations have told us that they need help in the following areas:

  • Reinvigorating a board
  • Managing board and staff expectations
  • Recruitment, orientation, and engagement of board members
  • Board governance (board size, terms, meetings, conflict of interest, etc.)
  • Board member roles and responsibilities

We have a proven solution for you.  We can arrange a one-on-one consultation with an experienced and informed professional who will assess the concerns you are having with your board and help you develop an action plan.  Read more

CTCEF’s 15th Annual Conference for Education Foundations

Save the Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Crowne Plaza Cromwell Hotel. Keynote Topic: A Portrait of the Teaching Profession in the Era of Reform. Keynote Speaker: Richard L. Schwab, PhD, Dean of the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. Visit our Annual Conference page.


Several workshop presenters at CTCEF’s 14th Annual Conference for Education Foundations sent us their informative handouts. Trish Brigham, Cape Elizabeth (ME) Education Foundation, talked about board development. Robyn Oatley, Prichard Committee and ReadyKY, stressed the importance of community engagement for successful schools and students. Dianna Roberge-Wentzell, CT State Department of Education, provided detailed information about the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments.


CTCEF Consulting Services for Education Foundations

CTCEF offers one-on-one consultations that are tailored to your particular concerns. Topics include Board Effectiveness, Grant-Writing , and others.

Technology Solutions for Education Foundations

greenleaf2CTCEF partners with Greenleaf Advancement to offer education foundations an affordable database management solution that is customized to meet your particular needs.

kilakwalogoCTCEF partners with Kilakwa Associates to offer a free Web site evaluation as well as Web site development, design, and management at a discounted rate for CTCEF Affiliates.

Thank You to Our Generous Contributors

Fairfield County Community Foundation for their Technology Development Grant
GE Foundation for their operating grant

willLogo William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund for their ongoing support for our annual conference


The Connecticut Consortium of Education Foundations (CTCEF) facilitates the creation, growth, and effectiveness of local education foundations in Connecticut.