We are pleased to announce Karen Kelley-Ariwoola, former Vice President of Community Philanthropy, Minneapolis Foundation, as the 21st James A. Joseph Lecturer (JJL). The JJL is ABFE’s award of distinction for philanthropic leadership in support of Black communities which was created in 1991 in honor of Ambassador James A. Joseph.
Additionally, it is the pleasure of ABFE’s Board of Trustees and staff to congratulate as the recipients of the 2012 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award, Trista Harris, and the 2012 Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership, the Marguerite Casey Foundation.
Trista Harris, Executive Director of Headwaters Foundation for Justice,and co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” is being recognized for her commitment to leadership development, social change, nonprofit capacity-building, and community and individual empowerment in Black communities.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation is being recognized for its commitment to an ambitious grantmaking strategy (large, multi-year grants for general operating support) that directly addresses structural causes for inequality and injustice by supporting community-led advocacy and activism for lasting change.
Both the Emerging and Institutional Leader in Philanthropy Awards, established in 2006 and 2002, respectively, honor significant efforts and contributions of individuals and grantmaking organizations at promoting philanthropy as a means for social change in Black communities. The Leadership Awards in Philanthropy recognize exemplary grantmaking activities that model effective and responsive grantmaking practices.
The JJL is the centerpiece of the ABFE Annual Conference held annually before the Council on Foundations Annual Conference. This year, it will take place on Saturday, April 28th, 2012, from 6:30 pm ‑ 9:00 pm, at the JW Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. A reception follows.
We request that all attendees register early for the above-mentioned Lecture and Award Ceremony. Seating is limited to the first 150 attendees. For registration and full program information go to: http://abfe.aspecialgathering.com/
James A. Joseph Lecturers
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2012 Emerging Leader
April 28th, 2012
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership
April 28th, 2012