Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Our Partners, Stories on May 26, 2018.
Here Brienne is with one her classes in South Korea Editor’s Note: So it looks like Brienne is next in line for our video blog series on our Board members! Brienne graduated from Guilford College in 2012 with a degree in Economics and Peace and Conflict Studies. She...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Our Partners, Stories & Tagged as: Board Members, California, Family, Suzanne Skees, Working remotely on March 24, 2018.
Suzanne interviewing a local job-creation partner and his employee in Assam, India with Upaya Social Ventures. Arindam (right) and his wife tell their love-and-work story in Chapter 2 of MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World, Book 1, our foundation’s...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Stories & Tagged as: Boards, Collaboration, Grantmaking, Strategy on February 10, 2018.
Editor’s note: This piece first appeared in our 2017 Annual Report. By Suzanne Skees, Founder, Board Chair, and Storyteller Our family believes that if you’re going to collaborate, you ought to begin by asking how you can help. We’ve restructured our entire...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Grantmaking strategy, Job Creation, Latin America, Leadership, Middle East, MY JOB book and community, Our Partners, Pacific Islands, Poverty Alleviation, Social-impact investments, Stories, Storytelling, U.S., Youth on January 6, 2018.
Editor’s Note: And so, it is here. A New Year has arrived and for many, this year represents a chance to turn a page and start anew. For our family and for many in our community, 2017 was a year of great loss and turmoil. We meet 2018 with a renewed sense of...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Social-impact investments, Stories & Tagged as: Beneficial Returns, Impact investing, Risk, WCCN on October 21, 2017.
Editor’s Note: Although our foundation had taken some steps toward impact investing in the past, as CFO and Director, I’ve recently had the opportunity to delve deeper into the field more deeply this year, as we move into more strategic investing of our corpus....Read more