Jaqueline Tucker, Esq.

The Meyer Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Jaqueline Tucker, Esq. as its new Vice President for Community Partnerships and Strategy following a nationwide search led by nonprofit executive search firm LeaderFit, effective August 1.

George L. Askew, M.D.

One year ago, I began my appointment as president and CEO of the Meyer Foundation. I joined the Foundation at a unique time of possibility for the organization and for our region. Today, I remain hopeful and enter my second year even more committed to achieving racial equity and justice in our region.

A year ago, the Meyer Foundation announced the Fund for Black-led Change. In 2021, we’ve been able to make initial awards to a total of 17 Black-led organizations in the Greater Washington area.

Janice Thomas (Photo By: Lydia Kearney Carlis for C-Suite Pics®)

We are thrilled to formally (re-)introduce Meyer Foundation’s interim CEO, Janice Thomas! In her role, Janice works with the board and staff in setting and leading the strategic direction of the Foundation. What most excites Janice about her role as interim CEO? “The opportunity to step into the Foundation’s programmatic work.”

We’re excited to share news about recent staff promotions and to announce the appointment of Faith P. Leach and Diego Uriburu to our board!

The Meyer Foundation is proud to be a member of Resourcing Radical Justice, a funders collective centering Black liberation as the path to a thriving Greater Washington region.

Today, we are announcing the Fund for Black-led Change, a $20 million commitment of core support to Black-led organizations in the Greater Washington region that are building power, advancing permanently organized communities, and transforming systems toward liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Cover art from PEAK Grantmaking Journal’s Fall 2020 issue by Celeste Byers for amplifier.org.

Our Grants Director and PEAK Grantmaking Board Member, Jane Robinson Ward, was recently invited to serve as co-guest editor of the PEAK Grantmaking Journal’s Fall 2020 issue, focused on reimagining grantmaking.

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