June Wilson, executive director emerita and board member of the Quixote Foundation, combines her talent as a dancer and choreographer with the operational expertise of a COO and strategic acumen of a CEO. She understands people’s physical and emotional interactions within a literal, conceptual or practical space and can quickly translate what she sees into strategic systems. Her unique approach has strengthened nonprofits like the Minnesota Dance Alliance in Minneapolis and the National Performance Network in New Orleans. At Quixote she artfully guided the design and implementation of their “Spend Up” approach to operating within a strategic lifespan and transformed the foundation’s commitment to racial equity. Driven by a concern for the racial wealth gap, June is one of three founders in the social impact enterprise, The We’s Match, dedicated to the scale, wealth and wellbeing of Black women entrepreneurs.
In addition to this work, June leveraged her background in family philanthropy to launch Central Insights LLC, a consulting practice where she engages family foundations and donors in conversations on race, and the equitable deployment of their assets. She coaches and advises philanthropic leaders as they navigate trustee dynamics and the needs and expectations of staff teams. She uses her platform as a Fellow at the National Center for Family Philanthropy to elevate conversations on racial justice and alternative approaches to legacy and perpetuity.
Narratives that Shape Family Origin Stories and their Connection to Ownership
Posted on June 17, 2021 by Sarah Cavanaugh, June Wilson
Beyond A Donation: Reflecting On Philanthropy And Reparations (Part 4)
Posted on April 26, 2021 by LeAnne Moss, Candace Tkachuck, June Wilson
Leaning Into Fundamental And Unexpected Shifts In Our Relational Reparations Sisterhood [Part 3]
Posted on March 24, 2021 by LeAnne Moss, Candace Tkachuck, June Wilson
Non-family Staff Peer Network: Racial Equity Discussions with Board and Staff
Posted on March 11, 2021 by Mary Mountcastle, June Wilson, Kelly Nowlin
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
Calling Family Foundation Board Members to Join a Journey on Racial Justice
Posted on March 2, 2021 by June Wilson, Kelly Nowlin, Mary Mountcastle, Virginia M. Esposito
Five Touchstones In Our Relational Reparations Journey (Part 2)
Posted on February 17, 2021 by June Wilson, LeAnne Moss, Candace Tkachuck
Family Foundation CEO Retreat
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Betsy Erickson, Janine Mason, Michael Smith, Tina Runyan, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bari Katz, Rob Reich, Shaady Salehi, Carmen Rojas, Diana Scearce
Breaking From Philanthropy Norms: An Inside Look At Relational Reparations (Part 1)
Posted on January 19, 2021 by June Wilson, LeAnne Moss, Candace Tkachuck
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