Meet Our Board

SOUTHERN PARTNERS FUND

Democratic Philanthropy in Action

Southern Partners Fund serves as a new philanthropic model, demonstrating that grantmaking decisions that reflect the experience of people living in the communities served are effective and powerful.

2024 Board of Directors

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Dianna Freelon-Foster

Chair

Mississippi

Term: Apr 2023 – Apr 2026

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Tirso Moreno

Vice-Chair

Florida

Term: Dec 2022 – Dec 2025

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Erin Dale-McClellan

Treasurer

North Carolina

Term: Apr 2023 – Apr 2026

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Margarita Romo

Secretary

Florida

Term: Dec 2024 – Dec 2027

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Brett Bursey

South Carolina

Term: Apr 2022 –

Apr 2025

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Gardenia White

New York & South Carolina

Term: Dec 2022 – 

Dec 2025

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Karen Watson

Georgia

Term: Sept 2022 – 

Sept 2025

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John Littles

Georgia

Term: Feb 2024 – 

Feb 2027

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Shaq Crosse

Louisiana

Term: Feb 2024 – 

Feb 2027