Joint Center Meets with Black Foundation Executives & CBC Members


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

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