Last year WRAG launched the Journalism Fellows Project to share our platform with youth of color in this region who are often written about, but are rarely asked their perspectives on the issues facing their communities and families. In the latest edition, we hear from Thomas Kent, 2019 graduate of Richard Wright Public Charter School in DC, about the impact of violence in his neighborhood.
Co-chairs Levina Kim (United Way of the National Capital Area), Ria Pugeda (Consumer Health Foundation) & Terri Wright (Meyer Foundation) call on philanthropy to invest in outreach, education, and assistance to get-out-the-count in communities most at risk of an undercount – especially communities of color.
As she finishes her tenure at WRAG, Tamara reflects back on 12 years leading the organization. Dr. Madye Henson comes on board as President & CEO on Monday, April 15.
Following a highly competitive national search and vetting process, the board of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Madye Henson as President and CEO. She will take the helm on April 15.
This regional effort will work to secure one billion dollars of new capital commitments for housing affordability by the end of 2020.
In her latest column, WRAG’s president Tamara Lucas Copeland recognizes the strain on nonprofit organizations that ramped up to meet the needs of furloughed workers and others affected by the shutdown – and that now have to continue providing critical safety net services, with diminished financial resources.
WRAG's president shares her thoughts on three important trends in philanthropy that she believes will impact the region this year.
Last week, Yanique Redwood, president and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation and chair of WRAG’s board of directors, announced her decision to resign from the board for personal and professional reasons.
Tamara Copeland’s article is the latest in Successes of Philanthropy, a sponsored project of the Washington Monthly magazine.
Jacqueline Lassey is an African-American student at Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, DC. She is an aspiring writer and athlete, and the second author featured as part of the WRAG Journalism Fellows project.