Casey President Lisa Hamilton Promotes Equity in Grant Making in New Interview

Posted February 9, 2022
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Casey Foundation President Lisa Hamilton and PEAK Grantmaking President Satonya Fair

From left: Casey Foundation President & CEO Lisa Hamilton and PEAK Grantmaking President & CEO Satonya Fair

In a recent inter­view with PEAK Grant­mak­ing, Lisa Hamil­ton, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion, sought to encour­age grant-mak­ing pro­fes­sion­als and orga­ni­za­tions to com­mit to racial equi­ty and inclu­sion as guid­ing prin­ci­ples in their work. Dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion with PEAK Pres­i­dent & CEO Satonya Fair, Hamil­ton dis­cussed the Casey Foundation’s long-stand­ing efforts to embed a focus on equi­ty and inclu­sion into its work and oper­a­tions — shar­ing insight into the chal­lenges the orga­ni­za­tion faced along the way.

Hamil­ton, who assumed the role of pres­i­dent and CEO in 2019, talked about the need for Casey to not only devel­op and demon­strate strate­gies that advance equi­ty but also to help facil­i­tate growth in this area for oth­er orga­ni­za­tions and fun­ders. When grant-mak­ing deci­sions are informed by a com­mit­ment to equi­ty, Hamil­ton says, the com­mu­ni­ties that need help the most ben­e­fit from tar­get­ed strate­gies that address their spe­cif­ic challenges.

Read Hamilton’s entire interview

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