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THE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION WILL CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF ADVANCING JUSTICE WITH TWO DAYS OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER 7-8

Candice Jones, President and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation

Author and social activist Bryan Stevenson and Georgetown University law professor Kristin Henning have confirmed their speaking out

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, Aug. 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — THE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION WILL CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF PROGRESSING JUSTICE WITH TWO DAYS OF EVENTS AT THE TRUE REFORMER BUILDING ON SEPTEMBER 7-8

Author and social activist Bryan Stevenson and Georgetown University law professor Kristin Henning have confirmed their speaking out

The Public Welfare Foundation (PWF), the country’s only endowment fund dedicated to catalyzing transformative new approaches to youth and adult criminal justice, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in September. Events will take place at the historic True Reformer Building in Washington, DC on Wednesday,
September 7 and Thursday September 8.

Wednesday night will be a “celebration night” featuring the Howard University Marching Band, artist Kid Balloon and DJ Heat. Thursday’s “Day of Learning and Reflection” hybrid event will feature activities and panels on topics such as holistic giving and immediate leadership, including notable speakers Bryan Stevenson (author, social activist and founder of Equal Justice Initiative), Kristin Henning (author and Georgetown University professor of law), etc.

“The Public Welfare Foundation’s 75th anniversary provides an opportunity for reflection and anticipation,” said Public Welfare Foundation President and CEO Candice C. Jones. “We have made notable progress in advancing justice and opportunity for those in need, but there is still much work to do. Our “Evening of Celebration” and “Day of Learning and Reflection” will provide a space to honor the achievements of the Public Welfare Foundation and the grantees who are leading the charge in their communities while discussing what it will take to truly achieve justice in the next 75 years. .”

The Public Welfare Foundation was founded in 1947 by Charles Edward Marsh to make “gifts for educational, charitable, or voluntary purposes in accordance with a plan which will flexibly meet the changing needs of such gifts…”. The Foundation made its first grant in 1948. As the Foundation grew, Marsh built a network of “agents” responsible for finding worthy grantees.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 5,700 grants totaling more than $700 million. With current assets of more than $620 million, the Public Welfare Foundation seeks strategic points where its funds can make a meaningful difference. The Foundation focuses its grants in certain difficult and often overlooked areas of social justice where it believes it can serve as a catalyst for adult and youth justice reform. PWF recently awarded $3.5 million in True Reformer Grants, with seven community organizations each receiving $500,000 as an investment in racially-just, community-led, restorative justice approaches.

“As we celebrate the accomplishments of the Public Welfare Foundation over the past 75 years, we remain focused on the future and how we can continue to catalyze change in often overlooked areas of social justice, including adult and youth justice,” said Cliff Sloan. , Chairman of the Board, Public Welfare Foundation. “PWF community partners work hard to test innovative new solutions and serve as anchors for the justice reform movement. Our investments help ensure they can continue to move the work forward in years to come. ”

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For 75 years, the Public Welfare Foundation has supported efforts to advance justice and opportunity for those in need. Over its 75-year history, the Foundation has awarded more than 5,700 grants totaling more than $700 million. Today, the Foundation’s efforts are focused on catalyzing a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just through investments in criminal justice reforms and youth justice.

For more information, visit www.publicwelfare.org and www.justicebyanymeans.org.

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