Casey Connects: Spring 2010

Reflections on Doug Nelson’s 20 Years of Leadership

Posted March 21, 2010
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects honors the two-decade tenure of Douglas W. Nelson, who retired as Annie E. Casey Foundation’s president and chief executive officer in April 2010. Readers will learn about Nelson’s key contributions in shaping both the Foundation and the nation’s perspective on serving vulnerable children and families.    

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Here’s to a legacy rich in ideas, innovation and results

Doug Nelson helped shape the Foundation into the philanthropic powerhouse that it is today. He is a realist who championed the use of data to advance juvenile justice reforms. He is a leader who walked-the-walk on engaging residents in the redevelopment of East Baltimore. And he is a visionary who challenged Casey to set aside $125 million for social investing — $105 million more than it had just 12 years before.