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  • Imprints Cares Celebrates MRBF Property Donation with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Note: This is Imprints Cares' news release about the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 19, 2022.

    Imprints Cares Dedicates Ready for School Center

    Winston-Salem, NC, May 19, 2022 – Thanks to a generous gift from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Imprints Cares is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ready for School Center on...

  • MRBF Announces Interim CEO

    Babcock Foundation trustee Dr. Micah Gilmer has agreed to serve as Interim CEO for the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Gilmer is Cofounder and Senior Partner of Frontline Solutions , a Black-owned consulting firm dedicated to making the world more just for all. In that role, Gilmer leads the consulting team, supports staff in their work with clients, and works closely with senior leaders at...

    Micah Gilmer
  • CEO Justin Maxson leaving MRBF

    With deep gratitude for his six years of dedication and service, the board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation announce the departure of CEO Justin Maxson, who has accepted the position of USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development in the Biden-Harris Administration....

  • Investing our Endowment with a Focus on Racial Justice

    This article appeared in ImpactAlpha on August 13, 2020.

    The disproportionate harms to Black Americans wrought by COVID and those wrought by police brutality are symptoms of the same disease: racism hardwired into our political, economic, social and cultural systems.

    What Black and Latinx communities are experiencing is the culmination of four centuries of laws,...

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  • Combining Forces to Help Southerners Weather the Pandemic

    Foundations of all sizes are thinking creatively about ways to address the staggering implications of the COVID-19 crisis through our nonprofit partners. For the Babcock Foundation, an opportunity presented itself last month when our friends at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invited us to submit a simple application for a $4 million “expenditure responsibility grant” to redeploy to...

    COVID testing in Georgia