CCF becomes the convener of Cambridge Funders, which provides an opportunity for Cambridge private and corporate foundations, universities, and banks to network, share ideas on grant making and explore collaborative possibilities while building a broader base for community understanding and philanthropy. Cambridge’s selection as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” and recognition of the Let’s Talk campaign by the National Association of County and City Health Officials reinforced the potential for such teamwork. Together we were making a difference to the City’s most vulnerable learners, not to mention the professional skills and spirit of their teachers. Sustained funding and attention to an agreed priority was now a reality.