This month's Lunch and Learn will be hosted at the Incarnate Word Foundation. We will resume our meetings at MHB in August.
In 2018, on every 4th Tuesday of the month, different members of our EPIP St. Louis community will lead monthly discussion on a particular topic or article. A light lunch is provided. Grab a friend and come prepared to meet new people and discuss ways to move the sector forward.
This month we are joined by Jasmine Hall Ratliff, Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & former EPIP National Board Chair to discuss ways philanthropy can fund/is funding organizing work and the innovative strategies foundations have been using to support grass-roots groups. Jasmine will lead discussion highlighting the work of the NoVo Foundation's Radical Hope Fund which elevates social justice leadership and the creative response of community foundations to this administration's new policies.
To be prepared for our conversation, please read the articles linked above as well as this quick-read opinion piece on the ineffectiveness of 'big philanthropy' at systems change.
Hope to see you there!
About the Facilitator:
Jasmine N. Hall Ratliff is a program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her programs include policy and environmental change initiatives to support healthy children’s development, with a particular focus on advocacy for policies that allow children and their families to access healthy affordable food. Previously, she worked with the Missouri Foundation for Health where she directed the Women’s Health grant program and the development of an oral health program. She was also a member of the Foundation’s Healthy and Active Communities initiative team and contributed to the development of the Foundation’s early assessment and grantee evaluation activities.
Ratliff earned a master of health administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a BA from the University of Virginia. She is Chair Emeritus of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Board of Advisors and a member of the Serpentine Society of the University of Virginia. Born in Virginia, Ratliff now resides in St. Louis, MO with her husband, young daughter and cat. In her leisure time, she enjoys time with her family, reading, going to the movies and the beach.
Hope to see you there!
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St. Louis, MO 63110
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