Economic Policy

Joint Center Meets with Black Foundation Executives & CBC Members

On Thursday, March 23 — the day after the CBC’s first meeting with President Trump — the Joint Center and ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities organized a breakfast for CBC Members and black foundation executives.  The meeting included Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (the number three Democrat in the U.S. House), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond, and many other high-ranking CBC Members.

Participants discussed innovation, economic development, workforce development, education (including HBCUs), housing, financial services, foster care, criminal justice, voting rights, health care, and other key issues in African-American communities.

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CBC Participants Included:

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA)

House Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC)

House Assistant Democratic Leader Congressman James Clyburn (SC)

2013-2014 CBC Chair Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH)

Education & Workforce Ranking Member Congressman Bobby Scott (VA)

Financial Services Ranking Member Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA)

Other Meeting Participants Included:

Funders Together to End Homelessness CEO Amanda Andere
ABFE President & CEO Susan Taylor Batten
TIAA Senior Managing Director & Head of TIAA Institute Stephanie Bell-Rose
Congressman Dwight Evans’ Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director Kendra Brown
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Associate Director Miyesha Perry Chappell
NCRP Vice President & Chief Content Officer Jennifer Choi
Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director Fabrice Coles
Casey Family Programs Senior Director, Public Policy Kristi Craig
Surdna Foundation Program Director, Strong Local Economies Shawn Escoffery
Council on Foundations Associate Director of Government Relations Peter Gordon
Bainum Family Foundation Program Manager Marcus Gray
Washington Area Women’s Foundation Program Officer Storme Gray
ABFE VP of Membership & Development Seitu Jemel Hart
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy VP & CEO Jeanne Isler
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Partner Barbara Johnson
Emergent Pathways LLC Chief Executive Officer Bomani Johnson
ABFE Director of Programs Edward Jones
Annie E. Casey Foundation Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Jones II
The National Association of Securities Professionals Director Farzin Khan
Frontline Solutions Senior Partner Marcus Littles
Casey Family Programs Managing Director Antoinette Malveaux
CBC Director of Member Services & External Affairs Reggie McCrimmon
Council on Foundations VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Floyd Mills
Living Cities Associate Director JaNay Queen Nazaire
Open Society Foundation Director, Drug Addiction Treatment Program Scott Nolen
Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies President Spencer Overton
Operation HOPE, Inc. Senior VP, Government Relations, Public Policy Jena Roscoe
Casey Family Programs Senior Director, Strategic Engagement & Initiatives Todd Shenk
ABFE Chief Operating Officer Marcus Walton
WKKF VP for Policy, Communications & Knowledge Analytics Tonya Williams
GreenLight Fund Philadelphia Executive Director Omar Woodard