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Joint Center Collaborates with ABFE and CBC

On Thursday, March 15 the Joint Center hosted an event in conjunction with ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Members of Congress and philanthropic leaders discussed the future of work, economic development, voting rights, and criminal justice during 2018’s Annual Briefing on federal policy, philanthropy, and Black communities. CBC Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA) presented the closing remarks along with Joint Center President Spencer Overton. Talks were also given by all of the CBC participants in addition to Edward Jones, Fabrice Coles, and Susan Batten.

View pictures from the event here.

CBC Participants Included:

Representative Cedric Richmond (LA)

Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX)
Representative Bobby Scott (VA)
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)

Representative Blunt Rochester (DE)

Other Participants Included:
Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together
Marsha Bonner, Director, Programs, Community Grantmaking & Special Initiatives, Annenberg Foundation
Brandi Colander, Charter Communications

Kristi Craig, Senior Director, Public Policy, Casey Family Programs

Lisa Hounshell, Senior Executive Director, The LoveForward Campaign

Rev Jason Jones, Director of Special Projects, Office of the Senior Pastor at Zion Church

Mark Lee, Director, Government Relations, Madison Services Group, Inc.
Dannese Mapanda, Director of Finance and Operations, Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color

Akilah Massey, Senior Manager, GEO
Andre Perry, Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Jena Roscoe, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Public Policy, Operation HOPE, Inc.

Jeanne Wardford, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Antonio (Tony) Williams, Senior Director of Government and External Affairs, Comcast

Donna-Marie Winn, President, Kaleidoscope Pathways