Buffalo, N.Y. – The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, is one of 17 nonprofit leaders nationwide invited to join a commission to study the central role generosity plays in our society, its shifting nature and the ways it is being reimagined across generations and communities.
The Generosity Commission is a broadly diverse group with expertise from the nonprofit, public and private sectors that seeks to understand how giving, volunteering and other forms of civic engagement in America are evolving and changing. Through fresh research and by stimulating a national conversation, the Generosity Commission will celebrate and inspire generosity across America by listening and learning and then communicating and educating. The effort is being led by The Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation, with support from national foundations.
The Generosity Commission members are:
• Jane Wales, Chair, the Generosity Commission; Vice President, Aspen Institute
• Marla Blow, President & COO, Skoll Foundation
• Ann Mei Chang, CEO, Candid
• Dr. Cecilia Conrad, CEO, Lever for Change; Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation
• Asha Curran, CEO, Giving Tuesday
• Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
• Heather Templeton Dill, President, John Templeton Foundation
• Wendy Guillies, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
• Kenneth Hodder, National Commander, Salvation Army
• Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation
• Dr. Michael McAfee, President & CEO, PolicyLink
• Luis Miranda Jr., Founding Partner, MirRam Group
• Natalye Paquin, President & CEO, Points of Light
• Dr. Eboo Patel, author; CEO, Interfaith Youth Core
• Valerie Rockefeller, Trustee, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
• Rob Rosen, Director Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Jerre Stead, CEO, Clarivate; investor and philanthropist
“2020 was a challenging year and one that showed us amazing examples of generosity, in our community and across the nation,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “The Generosity Commission will look at both the impact of the pandemic and racial justice movement, as well as the many ways generosity came to life, and evolved, over the course of 2020 and into 2021. This is an important collaborative effort with national colleagues representing diverse communities and I am honored to represent Western New York to ensure our voices are part of this important national conversation.”
The group’s robust research agenda will explore the expanding and evolving role of generosity to help engage new generations and mobilize people from all backgrounds in support of the causes that capture our hearts, minds and spirit. To join the work and stay informed, visit www.thegenerositycommission.org
Dedecker joined the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in 2005 and was named President and CEO in 2007. She has been a member of dozens of local, national and international boards and is currently serving on: Global Fund for Community Foundations, FSG and the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Young Men of Color.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.
About the Generosity Commission
The Generosity Commission is a broadly diverse group with expertise from the nonprofit, public and private sectors that seeks to understand declining rates of giving, volunteering and other forms of civic engagement in America. Through fresh research and by stimulating a national conversation, the Generosity Commission will celebrate and inspire generosity across America by providing insight into the central role generosity plays in our society, its shifting nature and the ways it is being reimagined across generations and communities. More at: www.thegenerositycommission.org.