As CFL3 Foundation’s initiatives become more widely known, our participation in the international philanthropy grows exponentially, with invitations made to follow-on side events throughout United Nations General Assembly Week.    

To highlight, CFL3 Foundation Director, Cara Familet attended a private Milken Institute breakfast, entitled “Financing the Future - Unlocking Private Capital for Philanthropic Good,” where she briefed fellow donors on CFL3 Foundation’s giving and activities since participating in “Meaningful Influencers,” a side event to MI Global earlier this year.


Pictured here: Miken Institute attendees sharing ideas at a side event during the United Nations General Assembly week September 2017."

Afterwards, we spoke at length with fellow MI FasterCures donor, Cindy Citrone who is heavily involved in another cause that we now support, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Foundation Principal, Chauncey F. Lufkin III has also made recent impact imvestments in this areas, including Analytics Ventures (AV), a San Diego-based venture formation fund.  Among AV’s portfolio companies is CureMetrix, an image analysis platform that provides radiologists with “Computer Aided Detection” (CAD) that can substantially increase early detection rates in breast cancer. Visit for more information.

Many thanks as well to the UN Foundation for coordinating our participation at “We the Future,” an event held in collaboration with The Skoll Foundation and TED.  Ms. Familet connected fellow attendee, Sally Ranney, Founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), with Fabien Cousteau (whose Ocean Learning Center effort receives human capital support CFL3 Foundation).  Pursuant to that conversation, Cousteau will now share his work during AREDAY, AREI’s next annual conference, speaking on the topics of climate action, plastic pollution, and the generalized bankrupting of natural resources in our great oceans. Visit for more information.

Pictured here: CFL3 Foundation Director, Cara Familet, (second row, second from right) with other attendees at "We the Future," a United Nation's General Assembly side event hosted by The Skoll Foundation, UN Foundation and TED.

Rounding out the week, CFL3 Foundation participated in Concordia’s annual summit “Building Partnerships for Social Impact,” GIIN’s conversation with senior leaders on “Scaling Impact Investing,” and a private investor dinner hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, by invitation of fellow philanthropist and friend Brian Hogan. Hogan is an avid advocate of the Houston-based Mission K9 Rescue which re-homes retired military working dogs. See

Pictured above:  As part of the Concordia Summit, Council on Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill moderated a plenary session focused on the role of U.S philanthropy in international development. Vikki shared the stage with Kathleen McLaughlin (President, Walmart Foundation), Dr. Rajiv Shah (President, The Rockefeller Foundation) and David Simas (President, Obama Foundation). You can watch the panel via the Concordia LiveStream of Day 2 (starting at 6:05:00).




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