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Join our partners, the Ford Foundation, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, as we welcome the new CEO of GEO, Marcus Walton. Marcus will join us for a welcoming reception, where he will share his vision for GEO.
We welcome you to this opportunity to get to know Marcus and share your reflections on how GEO can continue to support grantmakers and move the field of philanthropy forward.
About: Marcus F. Walton joins GEO with over a decade of practice in both nonprofit management and the ontological learning model. He specializes in operationalizing conceptual frameworks; racial equity facilitation and training; leadership and management strategy; stakeholder engagement; program development and navigating philanthropy.
The appointment of Walton signals a pivotal time for GEO, as it recognizes racial equity as one of the critical cornerstones for effective philanthropy and transformation in its multi-year strategic plan. As a certified executive coach and facilitator, Walton has a decades-long track record of leading institutional change with community-based and philanthropic organizations, including The Cleveland Foundation and Neighborhood Progress Inc. Subsequently, he went on to serve as Vice President & COO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), where he oversaw operations, HR, staff development and the administration of racial equity focused programming. In his most recent role as Director of Racial Equity Initiatives for Borealis Philanthropy, Walton worked in partnership with 19 philanthropy-serving organizations to move from transactional to transformative partnership models that close access gaps in marginalized communities, increase engagement and improve outcomes.
- Welcome Remarks from Partners
- Marcus Walton, President & CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)
All interested funders
4:45 - 5:00 PM Check-in
5:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Remarks and Reception
Registration is required by March 31st
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