ForumNation Podcast Episode 4: Janine Lee

Post from United Philanthropy Forum:

We are excited to announce that Part Two of Season One of ForumNation is kicking off with its fourth episode!  

Janine Lee currently serves as President & CEO of Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) and is a veteran strategist and grantmaker in philanthropy. During her career in philanthropy, Janine has served in leadership roles at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and she is co-founder and former chair of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Independent Sector and on United Philanthropy Forum's Racial Equity Committee; her previous board service includes United Philanthropy Forum, the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Mayor's Advisory Board on Homelessness in Atlanta. 

​​​​​​In this episode, Janine sat down with Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer to talk about SECF’s journey to develop an equity framework to guide the organization’s work, the changes she’s seen in philanthropy during her career, and her challenge to philanthropy to step up in bigger ways to meet what she sees as a “pivotal” leadership moment for the field.

ForumNation is a podcast of United Philanthropy Forum, a national network of 86 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) working to lead change and increase impact in philanthropy. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

ForumNation is hosted by Dave Biemesderfer, President & CEO of United Philanthropy Forum. In the ForumNation podcast we interview amazing philanthropy leaders that we want more people to know about. You’ll hear about their personal stories of transformation, their life inflection points, their surprising leadership moments. You can find ForumNation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher, SoundCloud, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
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