Penny Abernathy

Knight Chair of Journalism and Digital Media Economics, School of Media and Journalism
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Gabriela Alcalde

Managing Director for Equity & Health
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (Richmond, VA)

Jen Algire

Greater Clark Foundation (Winchester, KY)

Cory Anderson

Executive Vice President
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (Little Rock, AR)

Jennifer Barksdale

Senior Finance Officer
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC)

Edie Blakeslee

Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

Phil Buchanan

President & CEO
Center for Effective Philanthropy (Cambridge, MA)

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Filmmaker, Explorer and Advocate
(Los Angeles, CA)

Mark Croswell

Managing Director, Social Impact Strategy & the GoATL Fund
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Robert Dortch

SECF Governance Chair and Vice President of Program & Community Innovation
Robins Foundation (Richmond, VA)

Meghan Duffy

Vice President of Programs
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (Washington, DC)

Matthew L. Evans

Director of Public Policy
Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Tiffany Friesen

Vice President of Programs & Partnerships
Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Ayana Lisa Gabriel

Program Officer, Fostering Opportunity
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Chris Gates

Project Coordinator
Philanthropy Bridging Divides (Boulder, CO)

Mark Gerzon

Project Coordinator
Philanthropy Bridging Divides (Boulder, CO)

Jerry Gonzalez

Executive Director
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and
the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (Atlanta, GA)

Andy Goodman

Author, Storytelling as Best Practice
(Los Angeles, CA)

Jim Hasson

Hasson Law Group (Atlanta, GA)

Mike Hill

Managing Director and Senior Investment Advisor
SunTrust Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice (Nashville, TN)

Alberto Ibargüen

Knight Foundation (Miami, FL)

Elizabeth Cabell Jennings

Director of Institutional Investments
SunTrust Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice (Atlanta, GA)

Dena Kimball

Executive Director
The Kendeda Fund (Atlanta, GA)

Janine Lee

President & CEO
Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Kien Lee

Principal Associate
Community Science (Gaithersburg, MD)

Rhett Mabry

President & CEO
The Duke Endowment (Charlotte, NC)

David Miller

Director of Marketing & Communications
Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta, GA)

Gilbert Miller

SECF Board Chair and Trustee
Bradley-Turner Foundation (Columbus, GA)

Regan Gruber-Moffitt

SECF Board Chair Elect and Vice President
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (Little Rock, AR)

Geoffrey Nagle

Erikson Institute (Chicago, IL)

Ryan Nave

Mississippi Today (Jackson, MS)

Daranee Petsod

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) (Washington, DC)

Sam Pettway

Founding Director
BoardWalk Consulting (Atlanta, GA)

Jeff Polson

Executive Director
Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence (Louisville, KY)

Cabot Pyle

51st Annual Meeting Chair and Executive Director
Dugas/Turner Family Foundations (Nashville, TN)

Jennifer Preston

Vice President, Journalism
Knight Foundation (Miami, FL)

Mason Rummel

President & CEO
James Graham Brown Foundation (Louisville, KY)

Daniel Shoy Jr.

President & CEO
East Lake Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Robin Stacia, Ph.D.

Sage Consulting Network, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)

Bryan Stevenson

Founder & Executive Director
Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, AL)

Mike Sweeney

SECF Finance Chair and Chief Financial Officer
Healthcare Georgia Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Sandra Swirski

Urban Swirski & Associates (Washington, DC)

John Thornton

American Journalism Project and The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX)

Anne Wallestad

President & CEO
BoardSource (Washington, DC)

Ben Reno-Weber

Project Director
Greater Louisville Project (Louisville, KY)

David Weitnauer

50th Annual Meeting Chair and President
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation (Atlanta, GA)

Isabel Wilkerson

Author, The Warmth of Other Suns
(Atlanta, GA)

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The Southeastern Council of Foundations is composed of a broad and diverse membership of grantmakers. At our core, we are a community of grantmakers connecting with each other to improve the practice of grantmaking in the Southeast.

At our meetings and events, we also welcome visitors from other organizations – which are not members – that participate as presenters or participants. SECF strives to create a comfortable place for all Members, visitors, and others engaged in philanthropy to exchange experiences and ideas and engage in conversations that are welcoming and of benefit to all participants. As such, SECF is not a venue for grant seekers, fundraisers, or other types of charitable solicitations during any of its meetings, events or through its publications nor is it an appropriate venue to conduct political activities. We ask that our Members and visitors not solicit at SECF-sponsored events or programs and that Members and visitors not use information obtained through their SECF membership or participation in SECF events for charitable, business or other solicitations outside of those events.

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