Journal Article
Foundation Initiatives and the Dialogue on Race

In June 1997, President Clinton called for Americans to undertake a “National Conversation on Race.” This conversation was to be a wide-ranging discussion of the complicated issues surrounding questions of race, racism, and racial conflict within the United States. A similar conversation was already taking place within the philanthropic community.

The participants are individuals who have been directly involved in the efforts of philanthropic organizations to respond to questions of race, both within the communities they serve and within the frameworks of their own institutions. Dayna Cunningham is the assistant to the senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation. She also serves in the foundation’s equal opportunity division and is the associate director in the arts and humanities division. Henry A. J. Ramos is a Berkeley, California, consultant. His current clients include Levi Strauss and Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation, where he manages the Project Change antiracism initiative. Miguel Satut is a program director at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. Lori Villarosa has worked at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, since 1991. As an associate program officer, she is responsible for the foundation’s race relations grantmaking objectives.

The panel discussion was moderated by Robert Sherman, program officer at the Surdna Foundation in New York City.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSherman R, Cunningham D, Ramos HAJ, Satut M, Villarosa L
JournalNational Civic Review
Date Published06/1998
Abstract

In June 1997, President Clinton called for Americans to undertake a “National Conversation on Race.” This conversation was to be a wide-ranging discussion of the complicated issues surrounding questions of race, racism, and racial conflict within the United States. A similar conversation was already taking place within the philanthropic community.

The participants are individuals who have been directly involved in the efforts of philanthropic organizations to respond to questions of race, both within the communities they serve and within the frameworks of their own institutions. Dayna Cunningham is the assistant to the senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation. She also serves in the foundation’s equal opportunity division and is the associate director in the arts and humanities division. Henry A. J. Ramos is a Berkeley, California, consultant. His current clients include Levi Strauss and Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation, where he manages the Project Change antiracism initiative. Miguel Satut is a program director at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. Lori Villarosa has worked at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, since 1991. As an associate program officer, she is responsible for the foundation’s race relations grantmaking objectives.

The panel discussion was moderated by Robert Sherman, program officer at the Surdna Foundation in New York City.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ncr.87202/full
DOI10.1002/ncr.87202