Philanthropy Forward

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Adriana Rocha
Adriana Rocha
Interim Co-Director
adriana@nfg.org
(510) 444-6063, ext. 20
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Philanthropy Forward: Leadership for Change Fellowship

Neighborhood Funders Group and Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions are excited to launch the second year of our Leadership for Change Fellowship for CEOs of progressive philanthropic institutions. This second cohort will add to the original 16 cohort members from the first year, an annually growing network of visionary CEO leaders who share a belief in a model of community partnership that centers community knowledge and power building.

Together, Fellows will be strategic thought partners, with a dedicated space to organize together, boldly envisioning and advancing the transformed future of philanthropy. A future that centers and achieves equity and social justice. Philanthropy Forward Fellows will be unlocking the challenges to philanthropy and realizing its fullest role as a collective financial engine for social change.

Ultimately, the intention is to emerge with a collective identity as a financial engine for social change focusing on community centered strategies, centering long term impacts, and advancing justice, equity and power.

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Meet our program leaders.

Dennis Quirin
Dennis Quirin
President
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Neighborhood Funders Group

Dennis has over two decades of experience as an activist, organizer, fundraiser, and grantmaker working for social change. As a bridge builder between sectors and strategies, he has worked with some of the most respected social change organizations and leaders in the country.

Adriana Rocha
Adriana Rocha
Interim Co-Director
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Adriana honed her skills in social justice philanthropy and capacity building while serving as a Program Officer at the New York Foundation and Director of Grants & Capacity Building at the Just Beginnings Collaborative.

Sheri Brady
Sheri Brady
Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships
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The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Sheri leads work on field building around collective impact, place based investment, community engagement and equity. She has a strong commitment to social and economic justice.

Stephen Patrick
Vice President and Executive Director
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The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Steve oversees work at Aspen that includes a focus on building the collective impact field, launching and implementing the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, and lifting up successful stories of civic engagement and community change.

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