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  • Babcock Foundation Welcomes New Associate Network Officer

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to introduce our new associate network officer, Reggie Weaver.
    Weaver comes to us from Common Cause, where he served as an organizer in North Carolina’s Triad region. His work focused on expanding the electorate in black and brown communities through get-out-the-vote campaigns, election protection and...
  • MRBF Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief about Census

    A fair, thorough and accurate census count is vital to nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The Constitution requires the federal government to count every member of the population every ten years to apportion critical resources, draw district lines and determine congressional seats. The...

  • Deputy Director Gladys Washington Accepts Berea College Service Award

    Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Deputy Director Gladys Washington accepted the Berea College Service Award on March 28, 2019. The award was created "to honor persons who in their daily lives and their service to humanity have exemplified the Berea Commitments."

    At the service convocation, Gladys delivered a powerful speech detailing how her childhood in segregated Ocala, Florida,...

    Berea Service Award
  • Using All Our Tools to Advance Equity in the South and Beyond

    While potential is universal, opportunity is not. In the American South, where the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation works, slavery, segregation and a host of laws, policies and practices have entrenched white supremacy, delivering enormous advantages to whites and pervasive disadvantages to people of color....

  • Change and Opportunity

    From our board leadership to our staff structure, this year brings significant changes to the Foundation, though many important things will remain the same, including our mission, values, and commitment to racial equity and to the people and organizations that make the South better each day....