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.
2020 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on December 22, 2019 by Christopher Fletcher, Jennifer Davis, Robin Snidow, Laura Collins, Paul Liu, Greg Ratliff, Kathleen Simpson, Tamara Larsen, Dana Lanza, Shaady Salehi
Philanthropic Spend Down: A Retreat Sponsored by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (Oct 2020)
Posted on November 25, 2019 by Peter Ellsworth, Glen Galaich, Bob Tobin, Olga Tarasov, Kalyah Ford, Lauren B. Dachs, Nicholas A. Tedesco, June Wilson, Katie Scott
Consensus and Complexity: A Retreat for New Family Foundation CEOs
Posted on October 11, 2019 by Alexa Cortes Culwell, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Virginia M. Esposito, Ambassador James A. Joseph, Stephen Treat, June Wilson, David Weitnauer, Jim Parsons
Courage and Commitment: Our Personal Journeys for Racial Equity
Posted on April 2, 2019 by Mary Mountcastle, June Wilson, Kelly Nowlin
Building Bridges: A Conversation with NCFP’s New Fellows on Racial Equity
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Mary Mountcastle, June Wilson, Doug Bitonti Stewart, Kelly Nowlin
Celebrating What “Family” Means to You: An Interview with the Quixote Foundation
Posted on July 16, 2018 by Lenore Hanisch, June Wilson
2018 Trustee Education Institute: The Signature Seminar for Family Foundation Board Members
Posted on March 6, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Andrew Schulz, David Grant, Hanh Le, Holli Rivera, Alice Buhl, Leticia Peguero, Lindsey Griffith, Mary Phillips, Nat Chioke Williams
Uncovering the Layers of Unconscious Bias is the Journey of a Lifetime
Posted on June 21, 2017 by June Wilson
When it Comes to Perpetuity, Find Your Own Path
Posted on May 18, 2017 by Lenore Hanisch, June Wilson
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