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Philanthropy Delaware joins the Proximity Project – a Racial Justice, Equity Program

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WILMINGTON – Last week, TeenSHARP announced its first cohort for The Proximity Project (TPP). The eight-week program to close the gap between community leaders and the people of color they serve.

Through the program, philanthropic and educational leaders closely connect to the students, families, and community leaders whose truth and insights inform participant’s reflections and actions. Connecting through TPP will provide leaders with the opportunity to examine and reform how they interact with and serve communities of color.

Of the 48 individuals, ten individuals are current Philanthropy Delaware Members in the cohort,. These philanthropic leaders have a focus on the education sector.  The following organizations are Philanthropy Delaware Members and are represented in the cohort:

  • Delaware Community Foundation – Sarah Grunewald and Yolanda Rushdan
  • Laffey-McHugh Foundation – Patty Hoffman
  • Longwood Foundation – Thère du Pont and Maria Stecker
  • Rodel – Mark Baxter and Nancy Millard
  • United Way of Delaware – Schlonn Hawkins
  • Welfare Foundation – Chris Grundner
  • WSFS – Kristin Moore

Click here to see all participants.

Each of the eight weeks, participants will meet for two-and-a-half hours to discuss assigned readings, complete organizational and leadership assessments, learn from guest speakers, and connect with other institution leaders working toward equity and racial justice.

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