The 2014 Flying Eagle Woman Award for Community-Based Philanthropy recipient is Edgar Villanueva. Nominator William B. Cordery of the Marguerite Casey Foundation shared Edgar completed philanthropic fellowships and leadership training programs with Native Americans in Philanthropy, Grantmakers in Health, and Southeastern Council on Foundations.
Edgar is a thought leader in philanthropy. National Urban Indian Family Coalition’s Janeen Comenote highlighted, “He is a tireless champion of Native people and ensuring that Native people have a presence in philanthropy. He fearlessly advocates for our interests in an arena where we are often relegated to the category of ‘other’.” Dana Arviso from Potlatch Fund shared, “He is always willing to take time out of his busy schedule to provide a keen perspective of the field, provide sound advice on how to navigate philanthropic institutions, and how to build authentic relationships.” Edgar was presented with the award at the JAG Unity Summit.