Phil Henderson, Surdna Foundation's President, reflects on the mission, goals, and programs of the social justice family foundation.

From the President

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    Over the past few years, as our national political discourse has become ever more discordant and dysfunctional, I have been trying to think through how we can talk productively about social solidarity, about caring for our neighbors and for our fellow community members. Somehow in the most extreme language of the far right and far left we risk ending up nowhere. The economic struggles of the country, which America’s Tomorrow points out, have been especially severe among Latinos and African Americans, and caused a deepening of cynicism and anger among a growing cross-section of the country.

Phillip Henderson, President, Surdna Foundation

Phillip W. HendersonA national leader among family foundation executives, Phil Henderson has focused Surdna on collaboration both internally across programs, and externally among funders within the foundation's issue areas. He has committed the foundation to using social justice as a compass to guide the systemic change Surdna aims for in its mission.

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