As I enter my seventh week as the Meyer Foundation’s vice president for program and community, I am delighted to share that things are off to a strong start and our program team continues to grow: Nadine Duplessy Kearns will join us as the DC program director as of April 9.Read more
In an update this past June, I shared how the Meyer Foundation is moving toward fully implementing our strategic plan and further deepening our commitment to addressing structural and systemic racism. As that message suggested, it has been a busy summer at Meyer, and the work continues.
I also shared at the time that, following the recent transitions of some of our valued and longtime staff members, the Foundation is in a unique position to realign and further develop a team that will support the goals and strategies of our strategic plan, as well as other urgent and evolving areas of work. Read more
Several weeks ago, Maegan informed me that she had received an offer that she could not refuse, one that will allow her to build on her recent master’s degree in organization development and delve deeper into the field of OD, both locally and nationally. I had, as you can imagine, immediate mixed emotions—on the one hand, I am so, so happy for Maegan, and on the other hand, so sad for Meyer.Read more
With so many emotions, I’m writing to let you know that I am stepping down from my role at the Meyer Foundation. My last day on staff will be August 25. This decision, as you can imagine, wasn’t arrived at easily (in fact, it was made tearfully and over the course of several months). Leaving Meyer is nothing like merely leaving a job. For me, the Meyer Foundation has been home for the past nine years, and my colleagues are family. Read more
With mixed emotions, I’ve made the decision to transition from the Meyer Foundation to accept a position with another organization. I have deep respect for the work we do, and in my role as a program officer have had the privilege of engaging in important conversations with grantees, colleagues in philanthropy, and in the broader community around affordable housing, employment and education, and financial stability. I’ve broadened my network of DC-area leaders I admire to include talented and thoughtful executive directors leading our grantee and prospective grantee organizations.Read more
As I begin my third week at the Meyer Foundation, I wanted to share how truly honored I am to be leading this institution, and to underscore the enormous sense of responsibility I feel as I assume this role. For 70 years, the Meyer Foundation has been at the forefront of philanthropy in the Greater Washington region—supporting the nonprofit sector and its leaders, and investing in programs and initiatives to improve the lives of those most in need. Given the growing disparities in income and opportunity in our region, this work has never been more critical.Read more