Brightest Minds: Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker

Friday, February 3, 2017
9:30am to 11:30am EST
800 17th Street NW, 12th Floor
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As the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker leads the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, a groundbreaking collective impact initiative to close racial gaps and promote a shared regional prosperity. Join us to hear how one foundation is bringing business, government, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations together to effectively move an agenda for racial equity.



The 2017 Brightest Minds series is generously sponsored by


Members: Free
Non-Members: $45.00

Please register online. If you do not have an account, please contact Rebekah Seder, seder(at)

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker is President & CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, an organization dedicated to connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Under her leadership the Community Foundation has facilitated numerous public/private sector collaborations focused on systemic change. Most recently, Clotilde oversaw the Community Foundation’s effort to launch the Say Yes to Buffalo education initiative and the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable.

Other service highlights include a White House appointment to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, U.S. Committee co-chair of the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer and president of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Her current board service includes CFLeads, The Foundation Center, FSG, and the Global Fund for Community Foundations. Clotilde’s work has been recognized by many including the Points of Light Foundation, the Governor’s Award for Service, the President’s Award for Service and Buffalo News Citizen of The Year. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, native of Cuba.

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