Each year since 2008, Meyer has written an open letter to illuminate our current priorities and future plans. Although the economic climate continues to affect us, our grantees, and the people they serve we remain committed to supporting visionary and effective nonprofit leaders.
Today, Venture Philanthropy Partners released Capital Kids: Shared Responsibility, Shared Future. The report, which examines the state of children and youth across the Washington metropolitan region, reveals that despite the overall affluence of the region, an enormous opportunity gap exists between the children who have what they need to lead healthy, productive lives and those who don't.
Janice A. Thomas, a finance executive with extensive experience in philanthropy and the private sector, has been named vice president for finance and operations at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, effective January 1, 2013.
Kristen Conte, vice president for finance and operations at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, will retire from her post at the end of 2012 after nearly 14 years with the foundation.
The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Lidia Soto-Harmon to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation is suspending its longstanding Cash Flow Loan Program, and will no longer be accepting applications for new loans effective immediately.
Today, the Meyer Foundation announced the recipients of its 2011 Exponent Awards, which recognize outstanding nonprofit executive directors. The 2011 Exponent Award recipients are Manny Hidalgo, Executive Director of the Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC); Lecester Johnson, Executive Director of Academy of Hope; and Amy Nakamoto, Executive Director, DC SCORES.
Carmen James Lane, Meyer senior program officer, has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the steering committee of Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG), a leading national network of approximately 175 grantmakers whose mission is to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood by age 25.
Today Meyer and CompassPoint released The Board Paradox, completing a series of three briefs based on a national study of more than 3,000 nonprofit executive directors. The briefs report survey results and findings not included in the Daring to Lead 2011 main report, which was released in late June.
Two-thirds of the 3,000 nonprofit executive directors surveyed plan to leave their jobs within five years. Executives express frustration with nonprofit funding models, amplified by the recession, but remain resolved and engaged.