The Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Quirin as our new President. Dennis comes to this position with two decades of experience as an activist, organizer, fundraiser and grantmaker working for social change.
We are thrilled that Dennis is joining NFG. He is a talented and highly-respected individual with considerable experience working with nonprofits, designing and implementing strategic programs, and working effectively with diverse stakeholders. Most recently, Dennis designed and led the Race & Equity Collaborative at the Proteus Fund, a multi-city funding strategy supporting the growth of city-level alliances working at the intersection of racial justice and voter engagement. His leadership efforts included developing a funding approach to help build new racial justice capacity in cities across the country, designing and convening funder briefings, and playing a strategic leadership role on voter engagement, race and social justice in funder convenings.
As a bridge builder between sectors and strategies, Quirin has worked with some of the most inspiring social change organizations and leaders in the county, including the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, SCOPE/AGENDA, Californians for Justice, and California Forward. Quirin began his philanthropic experience working at The San Francisco Foundation funding hundreds of social justice organizations in the Bay Area. He has also served as a philanthropic consultant for the Mitchell Kapor Foundation and for Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAIP).
Dennis has served on the boards of a number of organizations including Intersection for the Arts, Californians for Justice, Northern California Grantmakers Emergency loan Fund, Civic Engagement Fund for AMEMSA Communities, and Bay Area Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Bay Area Justice Funders Network and the board of Pac+.
Dennis is a graduate of Carelton College in Minnesota and has served as an assistant in the Fine Arts Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is trained as an abstract painter and is the father of two wonderful children.
You will hear from Dennis as NFG continues to launch exciting new programs and to unveil new resources for grantmakers and its members. Please join us in welcoming him to the Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG).