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October 27, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Carolynn Brunette joins Prince Charitable Trusts as Managing Director

COMMUNITY
The Prince Charitable Trusts is pleased to announce that Carolynn Brunette (formerly Carolynn Mambu) will assume the role of Managing Director for the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Director of Rhode Island Programs on January, 1, 2016. Carolynn also served as WRAG vice president from 2008 to 2011. View this announcement for additional details on this exciting news.

Carolynn is well known in the foundation and non-profit community of Washington, DC through her work as a Program Officer at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation from 2000 to 2006 and as the Vice President of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) from 2008 to 2011.  Carolynn was also co-chair of the Sustainable Communities Working Group at WRAG.  She recently returned from Africa where she spent four years doing capacity building work with community health organizations as a Peace Corps Volunteer and consultant.  She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Masters Degree in Music and worked in the local arts community for several years.  Her experience in philanthropy and the non-profit sector combined with her knowledge of the arts, public health, and the environment make Carolynn a good fit with the variety of programs funded by the Trusts.

Carolynn is succeeding retiring Managing Director, Kristin Pauly, who has been with Prince Charitable Trusts since 1998.

PHILANTHROPY
– The Center for Effective Philanthropy has released a new report, Benchmarking Foundation Governance, that shares data on topics related to foundation boards – including composition, member expertise, structure, involvement, and characteristics of meetings based on survey responses from CEOs at 64 private, U.S.-based foundations giving at least $10 million annually. (CECP, 10/26)

Some Reasons Behind Societal Neglect of Rural Poverty – And Rural America (NPQ, 10/26)

EQUITY/WORKFORCE | A new study on restaurant workers finds a correlation between their skin color and the amount of wages they bring in. There were also found to be wage disparities among men and women restaurant workers, regardless of skin color. (NPR, 10/22)

EQUITY/PUBLIC HEALTH
– According to researchers, we’ve become so good at inequality, we can do it in our sleep. (Atlantic, 10/27)

– With 14 percent of American households considered food insecure, pediatricians are being urged to dive deeper into the socioeconomic circumstances of their patient’s families. (Atlantic, 10/26)

DISTRICT | A spike in violent crime has left many newcomers and longtime residents of D.C.’s transforming neighborhoods with constant fear for their safety. (WaPo, 10/26)


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