Maine Philanthropy Center

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Partner Event: Leading Boldly: Desmond Meade

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by The USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy

Desmond Meade overcame drug addiction, homelessness, and incarceration on a path to advocate for returning citizenship to the formerly incarcerated by removing/reducing barriers for fully participating in civic life. As President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Commission, he led one of the most inspiring and successful grassroots campaigns in history – Amendment 4 – restoring voting rights to over 1.4 million “returning citizens” in Florida.

Leading Boldly, The USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy’s new series focuses on emerging leaders who are working on an array of issues and varying approaches to create a more equitable society.

Four remarkable leaders, whose life experiences give them inspiration and strength, share their personal stories, reflect on their leadership journeys, and offer lessons for philanthropy in conversation with Fred Ali, the retired President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, and a former nonprofit leader.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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