Walker's trustee and President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women Teresa C. Younger has been named one of Philanthropy Forward Fellows for 2019-2020 by the Neighborhood Funders Group and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. Teresa is among 19 fellows named by the organizations. In September 2019, this group will add to the program's first cohort in a growing network of visionary CEO leaders focused on supporting grassroots power building for racial equity and social justice.
Teresa is a renowned thought leader, strategist, advocate, activist and amplifier having spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles affecting the lives of women and their communities. As a thought leader, Teresa's contributions and expertise to the nonprofit and social justice arenas has been noted in BIG IMPACT: Insights and Stories from America's Nonprofit Leaders, the Women's Leadership Online Summit, and recognized by the Council on World Affairs, Aspen Institute, Princeton University, and more. In 2015 she was chosen by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as a Dream Keeper, and in 2016 was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy" by Inside Philanthropy.
The Philanthropy Forward: Leadership for Change Fellowship is a joint initiative of Neighborhood Funders Group and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. Each cohort of fellows works together as strategic thought partners to address philanthropy's most challenging issues. Together, these leaders are aligning to build a financial engine for social change. Learn more at www.nfg.org.