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Katie Ensign

Senior Program Officer, Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Katie Ensign has served on the Wilson Foundation board for 34 years. She is a senior program officer at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, a private foundation based in Jacksonville, FL, and directs the Fund’s grantmaking in Florida and three other southern states. Katie also leads the Fund’s capacity building strategy. In 2016 Katie was appointed co-chair of the Government/Nonprofit Interface Committee by the Mayor of Jacksonville resulting in a new position, the Director of Strategic Partnerships, within the Mayor’s office.

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Let’s Be Candid About Board Succession Planning

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Katie Ensign, Deidre Garton, Megan Bell

Board meeting where people are analyzing numbers on a sheet
The Wilson Foundation was started in 1963 by Joe Wilson, founder of Xerox Corporation, and his wife, Peggy. The foundation embarked on strategic planning to revisit their giving priorities, but they quickly realized their impact goals would be successful only if they had the proper governance structure. In this blog, they share their board succession planning process… Read More

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