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Inspiration honors Janine Lee

Author: Philanthropy Southeast

May21

 

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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Fall 2023 Issue of Inspiration Now Available!

Category: Inspiration, 
Author: Philanthropy Southeast

Oct26

The latest issue of Inspiration, Philanthropy Southeast’s quarterly magazine, is now available in print and online. Stories covered in the Fall 2023 issue include:

  • A preview of next month’s Annual Meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, highlighting our keynote and plenary speakers and opportunities to connect with our host city’s rich Civil Rights history.
  • The return of the Family Foundations Forum, which brought together dozens of family members, trustees and staff from across the region this summer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • A profile of the Jack and Anne Glenn Foundation focused on its approach to multi-generational family philanthropy – an approach that has helped strengthen bonds among family members.

This issue also includes an opening message from Janine Lee and a roundup of the latest hires and appointments from members across the region.

This year, we’ve expanded our Inspiration mailing list to better share stories of philanthropy’s work in the region. Each member organization receives at least one print copy of Inspiration, with additional copies sent to other senior leaders, program staff and Hull Fellows alumni.

This issue and previous issues can also be viewed on PhilanthropySoutheast.org.

If you have a story you’d like to see highlighted in Inspiration, contact David Miller, vice president of strategic communications, at david@philanthropysoutheast.org.

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Summer 2023 Issue of Inspiration Now Available!

Author: Philanthropy Southeast

Aug03

The latest issue of Inspiration, Philanthropy Southeast’s quarterly magazine, is now available in print and online. Stories covered in the Summer 2023 issue include:

  • A look at Drawdown Georgia, a coalition led by five family foundations in the state, and it support for work that addresses climate change and its inequitable impacts.
  • Checkin in with the inaugural cohort of the Accelerating Equity Learning Collaborative, whose members are halfway through a journey focused on transforming themselves and their organizations.
  • A conversation with philanthropic leaders and experts on the importance of listening and feedback.
  • An interview with the Cone Health Foundation's Susan Shumaker, who discusses the foundation's role in supporting Medicaid expansion in North Carolina

This issue also includes an opening message from Janine Lee and a roundup of the latest hires and appointments from members across the region.

This year, we’ve expanded our Inspiration mailing list to better share stories of philanthropy’s work in the region. Each member organization receives at least one print copy of Inspiration, with additional copies sent to other senior leaders, program staff and Hull Fellows alumni.

This issue and previous issues can also be viewed on PhilanthropySoutheast.org.

If you have a story you’d like to see highlighted in Inspiration, contact David Miller, vice president of strategic communications, at david@philanthropysoutheast.org.

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Spring 2023 Issue of Inspiration Magazine Available Now!

Tags: Inspiration 
Category: Inspiration, 
Author: Philanthropy Southeast

Apr13

The latest issue of Inspiration, Philanthropy Southeast’s quarterly magazine, is now available in print and online. Stories covered in the Spring 2023 issue include:

  • The work of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to shift its investment strategy grantmaking approach to achieve its vision for equity – work that included divesting from tobacco and offering an honest assessment of its founder’s legacy.
  • How foundations throughout the region have recognized internet access as a necessity and are working to close the digital divide in both urban and rural areas.
  • A look at foundations’ increasing comfort with advocacy and how public policy has emerged as a key tool in achieving lasting and transformative change.

This issue also includes interviews with new members of the Philanthropy Southeast Board, an opening message from Janine Lee, and a roundup of the latest hires and appointments from members across the region.

This year, we’ve expanded our Inspiration mailing list to better share stories of philanthropy’s work in the region. Each member organization receives at least one print copy of Inspiration, with additional copies sent to other senior leaders, program staff and Hull Fellows alumni.

This issue and previous issues can also be viewed on PhilanthropySoutheast.org.

If you have a story you’d like to see highlighted in Inspiration, contact David Miller, vice president of strategic communications, at david@philanthropysoutheast.org.

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Connecting with Philanthropy Southeast:
The Philanthropy Southeast staff works remotely – the best way to reach us is by email or by calling (404) 524-0911.

Hours:
Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)

On Fridays, staff work on a flexible schedule. Members can reach our team via email or by calling (404) 524-0911 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (ET). We will respond to all urgent and time-sensitive matters promptly.

Mailing address:
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

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.