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Janine Lee

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President and CEO, Southeastern Council of Foundations

Janine Lee is a veteran strategist and grantmaker in philanthropy, with more than twenty fi­ve years of rich and diverse leadership with nonprofits and foundations. Janine is currently the President and CEO of the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF), a membership association of grantmaking foundations serving 11 southeastern states with more than 330 member organizations. Under her leadership, SECF supports more than 1500 staff and trustees managing philanthropic assets in excess of $50 billion in an effort to serve, connect, strengthen and champion philanthropy in the American South.

Janine serves on the Board of Trustees with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, the Steering Committee of the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance (GGA), the Advisory Committee for the Foundation Center in Atlanta, and the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Homelessness. She was the co-founder and former chair of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Janine holds a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services education, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, a master’s degree in business administration, and is a co-author of, “Funding Effectiveness: Lessons in Building Nonprofi­t Capacity.” (Jossey-Bass, 2005).