Episode #12: Annie Hernandez, Executive Director of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2022
Listen here: http://bit.ly/2sQg5Pj
Annie Hernandez, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a private family foundation maximizing the potential of young people, and has led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their peers, and provides educations programs that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and the professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders.
Annie is a network building grantmaker, social change collaborator and innovator, and nonprofit organizational and leadership development trainer and facilitator who has dedicated her career to building healthy, smart organizations that serve the dynamic needs of our world through networked approaches.
Previously, Annie led the next generation efforts and developed the Good Works Connect network of nonprofits in downstate Illinois for The Lumpkin Family Foundation. Her other experience includes service in a variety of leadership roles in public and nonprofit organizations, including a management support organization.
Annie serves on the national board for Learning to Give, the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management as well as a number of family philanthropy-related committees. She received the Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management as well as other local honors. Along with being a 21/64 trainer, Annie earned her MS in Agricultural, Environmental Communication and Education at the University of Illinois, and her BS from Texas A&M University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with her dissertation focused on effective networked nonprofits.
Additional resources referenced during our podcast interview:
-21/64.net (intergenerational tools for philanthropy)
-Council on Michigan Foundations (www.michiganfoundations.org/youth)