Lynette Bell is currently the president of the Truist Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Truist, the nation’s sixth-largest financial institution. In this role, she is responsible for strategic philanthropy, building strong partnerships with nonprofits, and strengthening local communities in the areas of leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities, and educational equity. Before stepping into her … Continue Reading →
Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities has hired Marshall Norwood, CPA, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following a national search. With deep experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Marshall will lead the organization’s financial affairs and advise Purpose Built’s network members. “We are delighted to welcome Marshall to Purpose Built Communities,” said … Continue Reading →
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Dear friends, As I step into the role of Chief Executive Officer at Purpose Built Communities, I want to thank the Purpose Built Communities board of directors for their trust and confidence in my leadership. Having worked at this organization since its founding in 2009, I am humbled by the opportunity and grateful to be … Continue Reading →
Carol R. Naughton has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving racial equity, economic mobility and health outcomes in neighborhoods across the country.
Atlanta-based national nonprofit Purpose Built Communities announced today at its 11th annual conference that it will receive a $7 million grant from the Truist Foundation over the next three years. As part of this funding, the Truist Foundation has also committed to becoming the official sponsor of the Racial Equity Ambassadors program, a central part of Purpose Built Communities’ approach to improving health outcomes, economic mobility and racial equity.
A commitment of $26 million has been made through The Audacious Project to Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem and six U.S. cities to address Black communities’ most critical needs and support COVID-19 recovery.
We are in a moment right now when many Black people in America are hurt, angry and exhausted, and many White people are waking up to the realization that they can no longer be bystanders to what is a 401 year-old problem. Americans of all backgrounds are frustrated by the pace of progress.
At the 10th Annual Conference of Purpose Built Communities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s President and CEO, Dr. Richard E. Besser, announced an investment of $6 million to advance the work of the Purpose Built Communities Network. Purpose Built Communities is a dynamic nonprofit that is building a national network with the goal of empowering … Continue Reading →
After years of hard work and investment, the successes of the East Lake partnership gained national attention. Other communities asked for guidance on how to implement a similar approach, which eventually led to the emergence of our organization, Purpose Built Communities, which has now worked for a decade to help neighborhoods replicate the ideas tested … Continue Reading →