New & Noteworthy...
The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is pleased to announce that effective December 15, 2015, Brandon Thorne has joined our team as a Senior Program Officer. Brandon brings over 5 years of philanthropic experience and a breadth of knowledge about the needs of children and families and the programs serving them. Since 2010, Brandon was at the Chicago Community Trust, most recently serving as Program Officer for Human Services and Community Development. He previously served as Chief of Staff for Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul and spent two years in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh. He has served on appointed commissions ranging from the Chicago Planning Council on Homelessness, Cook County Food Access Steering Committee, and the Chicago Housing and Healthcare Leadership Committee.
Effective December 31, 2015, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Donoghue will be leaving the Foundation to pursue other opportunities.
Please join us in welcoming Brandon and thanking Jeff for his service.
Sara R. Slaughter
The Stone Foundation hosted a convening of early childhood development grantees in the summer of 2015. Representatives from grantee organizations in Boston, Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia gathered to discuss common challenges they face as they attempt to grow, expand their reach, and deepen their impact. This report synthesizes key themes and ideas as these early childhood development leaders shared and learned from each other.