Don Chen is the President of the Surdna Foundation where he leads the 100-year old foundation’s efforts to strengthen and further leverage its commitment to social justice. Prior to his appointment, Don was the Director of the Cities & States

Sue Van is the President and CEO of The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Its largest program is in translational research in biomedical engineering. By implementing industry best practices, this process accelerates the translation of promising university innovations into practical advances

Vicky Stott serves on the foundation’s Racial Equity and Community Engagement team and is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic grantmaking activities aimed at addressing racial equity, community engagement, and nurturing opportunities for positive systemic change for historically marginalized communities

As director of Carnegie Corporation’s Strengthening U.S. Democracy Program, Geri Mannion brings a wealth of experience about the role of philanthropy in challenging, improving and deepening the civic dialogue. She has directed the division since 1998, after staffing the Corporation’s program of Special

Connie is an artist, strategy design consultant, and philanthropist. In her art, Connie uses the medium of fiber collage to explore and reveal the complexity of race in America. Recently her art has been featured at the National Academy of

John joined the Haas, Jr. Fund staff in 2017 after 10 years with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in New Jersey, where he managed national programs and initiatives focused on childhood obesity and health equity. Born and raised in Bakersfield,

Ethan Frey is part of the foundation’s Just Cities and Regions team. He has worked to advance grant making and strategy by conducting research, analyzing proposals, monitoring and evaluating Ford grantees’ work, and preparing written funding recommendations. Ethan joined the