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As the Council on Foundations observes Community Foundation Week, this November 12-18, we will be posting stories from across the country of members who exemplify the ability of place-based philanthropy to drive innovation and strategy. If you would like your organization featured here, contact
In 2014, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary [...]

Like many, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing as the events of September 11, 2001, unfolded and, like many, I shared in the shock, sorrow, and utter disgust of that terrible day. I also vividly remember a day about two years later when my friend, Gene Steuerle, and I held [...]

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Michele Frix
Jessica Bearman
Timothy P. Silard
Nancy Jost
Jan Jaffe
Sara Kruger
Elaine Gast Fawcett
Caitlin Walker
Pamela Hawley
Jason Franklin
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
Carolyn Torgersen
Elizabeth Ramirez
Michael Monopoli
Sherry Ristau
Geralyn Ritter
Nicole Robinson
Lee Rainie
Adrienne Vargas
Mukul Verma
Laura McKnight
Sara Watson
Susan McPherson
Amy Philips Haller
Ali Webb
Will Heaton
Tina Arnoldi
Susan Swan Smith
Brenda Campers
Chatrane Birbal
Ron Ancrum
Suzanne E. Siskel
Susan Barry
Cole Wilbur
Bill Linder-Scholer
Kevin R. Webb
Vikki Spruill
John Colgan
Terence Mulligan
Kate Schrauth
Ashley Blanchard
Jacob Gayle
Ambrose Clancy
Stephen Pratt
Simon Greer
Bruce Trachtenberg and Michael Hamill Remaley
Katherine Jacobs
Nelli Garton
Daniel Kaufman
John Harvey