FPN’s current president and CEO, David Biemesderfer, has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in Washington, DC. His last day at FPN will be December 31, 2015. We are sad to see David go, but we are so proud of his accomplishments and this opportunity to bring a Florida leader to the national level at the Forum, which is the largest network serving philanthropy in America.
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The end of the calendar year inspires charitable giving, as evidenced by the stacks of solicitations that arrive in our mailboxes. And most of us approach the inevitable appeal in the same way (usually hurriedly, as if taken by surprise or perfunctorily, as if merely an obligation). But what if we were to look at it with fresh eyes?
Part of the Tri-State Community Foundation Partnership 2016 Series
In 2015, downtown Jacksonville saw the grand opening of the Jessie Ball duPont Center, a renovated library that provides offices for nonprofits and work and gathering spaces for the community in an energy-efficient environment with state-of-the-art technology. The Center was made possible through an innovative community investment approach by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, which holds the Center as an asset in its investment portfolio. The Fund has chosen to invest a small portion of its assets for the benefit of the community rather than for the rate of return on the endowment.