Susan Dobkins joined The Russell Family Foundation in May of 2008. Susan serves as the Foundation’s Program Officer and manages various aspects of the foundation’s regional leadership development work and is focused on building relationships with partners and the northwest community. Her portfolio includes responsibility for the Jane’s Fund Team and Jane’s Fellowship Program, amongst other efforts. Susan brings over 20 years of community organizing experience from work as a social justice director of a local church, supporting immigrant farm workers, and documenting human rights abuses against civilians in the war zone in Nicaragua in the 1980s. She was a former Jane’s fellow.



What Has Been the Impact of Your Fellowship Programs to the Communities You Fund? and Have You Been Able to Measure That Impact?

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Adam Simon, Monisha Kapila, Susan Dobkins

This month we are delighted to feature a question recently asked during our July webinar, Fellowship programs: Honoring family legacy and building future community leaders. This webinar highlighted the benefits and impact fellowship programs have on not only community members, but also the family foundation. Fellowship programs can be a complementary program to your grantmaking that honors the legacy of a loved one and encourages further collaboration efforst with community leaders. The featured presenters are Adam Simon from the Schusterman Foundation, Susan Dobkins and Dion Rurik from The Russell Family Foundation, and Monisha Kapila from ProInspire… Read More