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Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

  • Remembering Fearless Freedom Fighter Hollis Watkins

    Family, friends and community members gathered Saturday to celebrate the life and legacy of freedom fighter Hollis Watkins at his alma mater, Tougaloo College, a frequent meeting space and safe haven for civil rights activists. Watkins died peacefully at his home in Clinton, Mississippi, September 20, according to the...

    Hollis Watkins, a Black man in his 70s, seated and smiling warmly.
  • MRBF Joins Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is pleased to announce we have signed onto the Due Diligence 2.0 commitment alongside dozens of other asset owners, allocators and advisors. While the Foundation centers racial equity in our grantmaking across 11 Southern states, embracing this initiative is a milepost in our journey to invest our endowment with an explicit racial equity lens. This means...

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  • The Supreme Court's Latest Whitelash is a Disaster for Us All

    The Babcock Foundation is alarmed by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action. As Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote in her dissent, “The only way out of this morass—for all of us—is to stare at racial disparity unblinkingly, and then do what evidence and experts tell us is required to level the playing field and march forward together, collectively striving to achieve...

    CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr.
  • Introducing our Impact Investment Officer

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to announce Julius E. Kimbrough Jr. will serve as the Foundation’s first impact investment officer.

    Kimbrough comes to MRBF from Stonehenge Capital, where he...

    Julius E. Kimbrough Jr.
  • Position Announcement: Impact Investment Officer

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has created a new impact investment officer position -- an exciting opportunity for someone committed to using capital creatively to improve the lives of people of color and low-wealth communities. Reporting to the chief finance and operations officer, the impact investment officer will help reimagine, develop and drive innovative...