News & Insights

The latest perspectives, news, reports, and resources from around the Foundation.

Andrus Family Fund
October 25, 2022

Mishi Faruqee Appointed Director of the Andrus Family Fund

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a fund of the Surdna Foundation, today announced Mishi Faruqee as its new director. A recognized leader in youth and criminal justice advocacy, Mishi will begin on November 1, 2022. Mishi will oversee an over $4…

July 26, 2022

Threewalls Announces 2022 RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellows

THREEWALLS ANNOUNCES 2022 RAD LAB+OUTSIDE THE WALLS FELLOWS Five ALAANA-Identified Artists Receive Research Support for Racial Justice Work Artists Will Receive $400,000 to Support Five Year-Long Neighborhood-Based Projects in Chicago…

Andrus Family Fund
June 23, 2022

Meet Andrus Family Fund’s New Interim Director

A letter from Andrus Family Fund's Nyoka Acevedo: Dearest AFF Community, After two incredible years at the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), I am nervous and excited to share that my family is moving abroad, and my last day as interim director will…

May 11, 2022

Sophy Yem Promoted to Senior Program Officer, Philanthropy

We are thrilled to announce Sophy Yem’s promotion to Senior Program Officer, Philanthropy at the Surdna Foundation.   In this role, Sophy will continue to lead the Foundation’s grantmaking, engagement, and relationships to support the…

March 3, 2022

The Surdna Foundation Announces Three Promotions 

With the new year in full swing, we are pleased to announce three promotions at the Surdna Foundation:   Alison Corwin has taken helm as Program Director of Sustainable Environments.   As Director, Alison will oversee a $9.2 million…