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

VIVIAN ANDERSON

South Carolina

Brett Bursey

South Carolina

Andre Cheek Castleberry

Georgia

Shaq Cosse

Louisiana

Marcos Crisanto

Florida

Ashley mckay dandridge

Mississippi

Carolyn Ford

Florida

Dianna Freelon-Foster

Mississippi

Omari fox

South Carolina

Marilyn hunter

Florida

april jarocki

Tennessee

leroy johnson

Mississippi

rose johnson

Georgia

Kattie Vinson Kendrick

Georgia

John Littles

Georgia

Erin dale Mcclellan

North Carolina

Tirso Moreno

Florida

Bryan Perlmutter

North Carolina

Marshall Pierite

Louisiana

Laverne Robinson

Georgia

margarita romo

Florida

Darla saunders

Florida

Corry Stevenson

South Carolina

Karen watson

Georgia

Gardenia White

Florida

La'meshia "L.A." Whittington-Kaminski

North Carolina

John zippert

Alabama

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