Meet Our Members

SOUTHERN PARTNERS FUND

Democratic Philanthropy in Action

Southern Partners Fund’s two-tiered form of governance ensures each voice is heard. Members are chosen for their regional expertise and sound judgement, management skills, and leadership potential. Members elect SPF’s Board of Directors, who must in turn be SPF members.

Membership

At least 80% of SPF’s membership must be derived from leaders of currently or previously funded grassroots organizations and represent diverse issues and experience. They meet at least twice a year and serve on committees, including grantmaking policy and grants decisions, finance and investments, and are actively involved in the organization.

Membership is an integral piece of SPF’s democratic philanthropy, serving as a leadership pool for SPF’s board, ensuring that operating, grantmaking and program decisions reflect the perspective of rural southern grassroots organizations.

Members

Teumbay Barnes

Alabama

Brett Bursey

South Carolina

Erin Byrd

North Carolina

Ronald chisom

Louisiana

Emma Dixon

Louisiana

Carolyn Ford

Florida

Cora Lee Johnson

Georgia

Leroy Johnson

Mississippi

Rose Johnson

Georgia

Janice Leverette

Alabama

John Littles

Georgia

Ashley Mckay

Mississippi

Tirso Moreno

Florida

Becky Rafter

Georgia

Joyce Parker

Mississippi

Bryan Perlmutter

North Carolina

Laverne Robinson

Georgia

Margarita Romo

Florida

Malika Sanders-Fortier

Alabama

Corry Stevenson

South Carolina

Karen Watson

Georgia

Gardenia white

New York

John Zippert

Alabama

For additional information, please contact:
Linda J. Norman
linda@southernpartnersfund.org
Office: (404) 541-9091 x113
Cell: (404) 791-1581
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