SPF’s model of democratic philanthropy was developed with the belief that for positive social change to occur there needs to be collective action with and among those affected by injustice. Southern Partners Fund is led by a 9 member board, elected from its membership of 29 grassroots organizers and leaders whose values align with the foundation.
John Littles – ChairExecutive Director
Emma Dixon – SecretaryAARP Executive Director
Washington Area Affordable Housing
Karen WatsonExecutive Director
Positive Action Committee
Gardenia White – Vice ChairCommunity Organizer
Rose JohnsonExecutive Director
Newtown Florist Club
Tirso MorenoFarmworkers Community Organizer
Carolyn Ford – TreasurerExecutive Director
N. FL Educational Dev. Corp.
Leroy JohnsonCommunity Organizer / Instructor
Teumbay BarnesEducator & Community Organizer