Women’s Foundation Names New Wenda Weekes Moore Intern

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has named Kalice A. Allen as its new Wenda Weekes Moore Intern. This position is a one-year internship for women of color. Allen will support the Program and Development teams at the Women’s Foundation, and will spend one month at the Kellogg Foundation during summer 2017. A native of St. Paul, Allen is a Senior at Saint Catherine University, majoring in Public Health.

The Women’s Foundation established the Wenda Weekes Moore Internship in 2015. In tandem with its Reatha Clark King Fellowship program, the internship is a part of the Foundation’s longstanding commitment to creating a pathway to leadership in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for women of color. To date (2002-2016), the Women’s Foundation has engaged 34 women of color in the program. National studies show that while approximately 60 percent of nonprofits serve people of color, only 18 percent of nonprofit employees are people of color and just 10 percent of nonprofits are led by people of color. In 2002, the Women’s Foundation launched the Internship & Fellowship Program in response to the overall lack of women of color in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. Through the program, the Women’s Foundation provides intense, focused training and professional development for interns and fellows in all aspects of its operations, including evaluation, fundraising, grantmaking, and administration.

In 2015 and 2007 respectively, the Internship & Fellowship Program was officially renamed the Wenda Weekes Moore Internship & Reatha Clark King Fellowship Program in honor of these remarkable women, each a pioneer in philanthropy and community leadership.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kalice to the Women’s Foundation as our new Wenda Weekes Moore Intern,” said Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. “Overall, the program has proven its effectiveness to build a pipeline of emerging women leaders of color and strengthen multi-cultural competency in philanthropy. A majority of program participants have advanced to careers in leadership within nonprofits and government agencies in the United States and abroad.”

About the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is a statewide community foundation investing in innovation to drive gender equity. The Foundation envisions a world of equal opportunity where women and girls – and all people – hold the power to create and lead safe, prosperous lives. Through grantmaking, research, and public policy, the Foundation is building pathways to prosperity for girls and women in Minnesota with the greatest disparities in outcome. Founded in 1983, it is the first and largest statewide women’s foundation in
the country. More at WFMN.ORG.

Find More By
News type