Welcome to the Meyer Foundation Board of Directors, Lisa and George!

The Meyer Foundation is excited to share the appointment of the newest members of the Foundation’s board of directors: nonprofit advisor and consultant Lisa Woll (she/her), and Bread for the City CEO George A. Jones (he/him). Below, learn more about our newest board members and the expertise they bring to our board: Lisa Woll (she/her) Lisa Woll is

The Meyer Foundation has launched a Strategic Refresh that will take place through August of 2024. Over the past several years, the Foundation has dedicated itself to the pursuit of a Greater Washington where systemic racism and its consequences no longer exist. The Foundation supports organizations that are building power and transforming systems to achieve

In a message to our community and grantee partners earlier this year, Meyer President and CEO Dr. George L. Askew (he/him) shared the Foundation’s aim to grow and strengthen the team to better support our grantee partners and their critical work. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the hiring of our two newest staff members joining

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. In this role, Jaqueline will lead the Foundation’s approach to pursuing community-driven priorities in its grantmaking through the

The Meyer Foundation is sad to learn of the passing of Calvin Cafritz, a Washington-area developer and one of the region’s leading philanthropists.   Cafritz was a native and longtime resident of Washington, DC. His father, Morris, established one of the Washington region’s leading philanthropic entities, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.   For Calvin, philanthropy demanded

The Meyer Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of the newest members to the Foundation’s board of directors, as well as the newly elected executive committee, effective January 1: Angie Reese-Hawkins, CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Washington; Harold Pettigrew, Jr., CEO of Wacif; Jeff Capizzano, founder and president of The Policy Equity Group; and Layli Miller-Muro, principal at Miller-Muro Consulting and founder of the Tahirih Justice Center. Read on to learn more about our newest board members and executive committee updates.

The work of these organizations spans policy advocacy in housing and education, organizing workers to push for living wages and safe working conditions, and assisting immigrants who are creating worker-owned cooperative businesses.

Pictured: Edgar Aranda-Yanoc

As we’ve deepened our work at the Meyer Foundation to advance racial and economic justice over the past six years — and especially since we began to organize our grantmaking around geography rather than issue areas — we’ve come to understand that immigrant communities and their experiences are central to our partners’ work in Virginia.

George L. Askew, M.D.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Meyer Foundation announced that George L. Askew, M.D. will serve as the Foundation’s next president and chief executive officer, effective April 1. Dr. Askew brings decades of experience as a former pediatrician and leader in federal policy, local government agencies, and nonprofit management spaces. The appointment follows an eight-month executive search

Julian Haynes

When Julian joined the Meyer Foundation in January 2016, we’d just begun our journey to center racial equity in our work. At the time, I don’t know that we fully realized how much the organization and we as Meyer staff would be transformed by this process. But, as Julian notes in his farewell message, Meyer