President's Corner

The Power of Families: From Poverty to Agency to Unity

October 3, 2018

Luz Vega-Marquis
By Luz Vega-Marquis
President and CEO

Marguerite Casey Foundation is a contributor to the series Power in Philanthropy, a project of the National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy (NCRP) and Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). The thought piece I wrote for our 2018 National Convening, “Our Power. Our Community. Our Change.,” sparked much conversation by attendees and those in the field of philanthropy. Today, an excerpt from that paper appears on SSIR’s blog.

I’m pleased to share The Power of Families: From Poverty to Agency to Unity formally with the field. This piece highlights our grantmaking approach and grantee examples of it in action, describes the power of networks, and how families are the units of change and the source of leadership that our country needs.

Read the Full Article here

The Power of Families: From Poverty to Agency to Unity

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