The COVID-19 virus does not discriminate — it can infect anyone. However, when an indiscriminate virus is unleashed in a country where racially unjust systems have long decided who lives, who dies, who thrives and who just gets by, the impact is anything but equal.

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In the midst of this unprecedented public health and economic crisis, I want to share the Meyer Foundation’s response and how we are supporting our communities at this time.

After a year of talking and testing with grantee partners, researching other foundation practices, staff design sessions, software migrations, and conversations with our board, I am thrilled to share an improved approach to how we make grants at Meyer.

As we launch into 2020, I would like to share news about a few exciting changes to leadership and titles at the Meyer Foundation.

As the communications manager at the Meyer Foundation, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to (finally!) share with you our new logo, color palette, and website and the thought behind each element, signaling our deepened commitment to our communities and partners.

As we continue to forge ahead in our mission of advancing equity, we felt the timing was right to revisit our brand identity to better reflect where we came from, who we are today, and where we aspire to go. And so, we are marking the beginning of our anniversary year by revealing a brand identity that pays homage to our roots and connects those roots to our values.

Earlier this year, the Meyer Foundation launched a process to find a person to join our team as our first Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fellow.

In the words of author, historian, and professor Ibram Kendi: “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it — and then dismantle it.”

The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation is pleased to announce its new executive committee, effective June 4, 2019.

The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation elected Karen Wawrzaszek, senior director of financial planning at Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blayney, to the board at its June 4 meeting.