Inspiration honors Janine Lee


Earlier this year, the Philanthropy Southeast community was devastated by the news of Janine Lee’s passing. Over more than a decade leading our organization, Janine became known nationwide as one of our sector’s greatest leaders, known for her courage and commitment to the American South, as well as a steadfast belief in philanthropy’s power to transform lives and elevate communities.

This month, to honor Janine, we have released a special edition of our Inspiration magazine that highlights the work and legacy of someone who meant so much to all of us. This issue includes:

  • A tribute to her career in philanthropy – at Philanthropy Southeast and beyond – featuring reflections from our staff and members throughout the region.
  • A reflection from Toya Nash Randall, founder of Voice. Vision. Value., on Janine’s mentorship of Black women in philanthropy.
  • Tributes from national and regional sector leaders.
  • A timeline of major events in Janine’s life, from childhood through her leadership of Philanthropy Southeast.
  • An introductory message from Philanthropy Southeast Board Chair Kristen Keely-Dinger and Chair-Elect Darrin Goss, Sr.

This issue of Inspiration is now available online – this link will take you directly to our PDF edition, no login required. Printed copies have also been sent to our mailing list of CEOs, senior staff and program officers.


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Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.