Philanthropy Month is HERE!

Philanthropy Month begins

Both the City and County of Peterborough have proclaimed November 2013 to be the Month of Philanthropy, and the Community Foundation is thrilled to host a series of activities to celebrate the profound impact that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—has made to our lives, our communities and our world.  Visit to learn more.

A wise man once asked ‘Can anyone be a philanthropist?’ Listed below are our events that will leave you believing that the answer is most certainly YES!

November 5 – Business After Hours: Join the Community Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce as we kick off Philanthropy Month in style! Details: Tuesday, November 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Ashburnham Ale House, no cost however please register in advance here.

November 14 – Philanthropy Forum: A day of interactive sessions, breakthrough thinking, networking and a celebration of philanthropy in Peterborough. Review the program and register at Details: Thursday, November 14, Peterborough Golf & Country Club, full day program $60/person.

November 14 – Creative Cocktail: A reception and celebration will follow the Forum with a special version of Peterborough Economic Development’s bi-monthly Creative Cocktail! Details: Thursday, November 14, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Peterborough Golf & Country Club, no cost however you must register in advance: sign me up for Creative Cocktail!

November 20 – Timeraiser: A silent art auction with a twist where guests bid volunteer time (hours), rather than money, on works of art by local emerging artists. Successful bidders donate their time to local non-profits over the year. Timeraiser artists are paid for their work, so not only are we building volunteerism but we’re also supporting emerging artists in our community!  Details: Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Market Hall Performing Arts, ticket price: $20, get yours here:

We look forward to seeing you this month!


Because knowing your community matters.

Yesterday, we released Greater Peterborough’s FIRST Vital Signs.

Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by the Community Foundation that measures the vitality of Greater Peterborough.

It’s a report. But not your typical report.

It’s a celebration of our community.

It’s a look into where we need to focus our efforts.

It’s a conversation starter.

It provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly look at how our community of Greater Peterborough is faring in key quality-of-life areas.

Vital Signs builds on and shares knowledge about our community so that we (we being our general community but also through our activities at the Community Foundation) are better prepared to mobilize around the issues that matter to all of us.

It is our hope that Vital Signs sparks a conversation that leads you to think about the impact that you can have within your community.

Download a copy of Greater Peterborough’s Vital Signs at 

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