At Headwaters Foundation for Justice, there are a number of staff changes and upcoming opportunities. Current staff Monica Bryand and Kate Nelson will be stepping up to larger roles of leadership within the organization. They will be leading all program areas including the Social Change Fund, Fund of Sacred Circle, ClearWay Policy Champions, and Headwaters’ partnership with the Bush Foundation. Monica has accepted the call and will be Program Director while Kate will be stepping up into the role of Program Officer.
Donating stock or other securities to Headwaters is a great way to put resources to use for social change. By gifting appreciated securities that you have held for over a year, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the appreciated stock, bonds, or other kinds of securities without an obligation to pay capital gains taxes. This means you can give more to social change philanthropy!
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Nicholson as the new Executive Director of the Foundation. Many of you know David, as he has served as the HFJ Program Director for the last nine years.
Having worked against police brutality for a decade, Michelle Gross realized that the way the movement was organized was all wrong. “Whenever a really bad incident occurred, people gathered to form what I call ‘Justice for fill-in-the-blank’ committees. You cannot just keep re-greasing the wheels every time something terrible happens—the day-to-day violations are what allow big abuses to exist,” says Michelle. And so Communities United Against Police Brutality was formed in order to sustain a real movement.
As young girls, the cousins divided their money amongst four categories: short-term savings, long-term savings, spending and tzedakah (the Hebrew word for charity). They eventually created a joint donor-advised fund at Headwaters.