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  • New Executive Director Named at Babcock

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is pleased to welcome Justin Maxson as its new Executive Director. Maxson’s leadership experience and dedication to helping communities achieve greater social and economic justice will be profound assets to the Foundation.

    Since 2002, Maxson has served as President of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Kentucky, where he...

    Justin Maxson
  • Introducing Our New Communications Officer

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s new Communications Officer has worked in television newsrooms across North Carolina, in New York City and at CNN in Atlanta. Now, Susanna Hegner is excited to tell the powerful stories of the Foundation’s partners and the communities they serve.

    “I realized I wanted to stop reporting on the issues plaguing our neighborhoods and start...

    Susanna Hegner
  • Congratulations to our New and Returning Grantee Partners

    Congratulations to our new and returning grantee partners who received funding Fall 2014:

    Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs A labama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Alabama Asset Building Coalition Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Arkansas Public Policy Panel Association for Enterprise Opportunity Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Blueprint, NC Community...
  • Young people are moving Appalachia's economic transition forward

    Every day across various media platforms we are flooded with news about the downturn in our economy. In Appalachia, where the economy has traditionally been not so diverse, this often means layoffs in the coal industry, outsourcing of factory jobs and lack of job opportunities. Our young people are seeing this and taking note. Many of us have been encouraged to leave our mountains to...

    App Fellows
  • New Network Officer Announced

    As many of you know, I have been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Babcock Foundation since May 1, and I expect to remain in that position until at least the end of the year when a permanent Executive Director is in place. I appreciate the support and patience of our partners as my time has been diverted from relationships in the field and particularly in Appalachia....