Justin Maxson manages the overall operations of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, leads staff in developing strategy and initiatives to accomplish its mission and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. Before joining MRBF, Justin served for 13 years as President of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), a multi-strategy community economic development organization based in Berea, Kentucky. There, he managed strategy development, fundraising and programs, including small enterprise lending and technical assistance solutions, energy efficiency support strategies and targeted research and policy efforts. Prior to his work at MACED, he was founding Executive Director of the Progressive Technology Project. He has a master’s degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, both in Anthropology.


Making Space at The Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Katy Rees, Joel Luedtke, Justin Maxson, Michael Brunker, Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Katie Scott

There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave… Read More