Category Archives: President’s Message

President’s Message: Imagine a new future

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

As our worlds keep changing, as we grieve what once was, and as uncomfortable truths are revealed and continue to be experienced, there is hope because our shared humanity is being activated.    The pandemic has laid bare racial health disparities in our systems and policies, leaving behind those without access to funding and aid as a … Continue reading

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We cannot be silent: Dodge’s commitment to anti-racism

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

We cannot be silent, and we will not stand on the sidelines.  The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation stands for racial justice, social change, and equity. We condemn violence and oppression in all forms, especially racism and white supremacy. For more … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Dodge’s COVID-19 initial response

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

COVID-19 has infiltrated all of our lives and will have far-reaching implications for decades. As we all are living through this unprecedented time, we are coming to terms with the fact that the proverbial “rainy day” is indeed here.   This moment is testing us — testing how we live, … Continue reading

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To our partners, grantees, community: We see you, we hear you, and we value you during this time of crisis 

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne, Dodge President & CEO

Much has developed over these recent days as we – as individuals, organizations, and communities – absorb and adjust to what the coronavirus pandemic means for how we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and how to confront this … Continue reading

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An update on our new vision: Announcing our equity theories of change for our program areas 

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

For 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future. The Foundation’s focus has been New Jersey, carrying out its work in program areas that have adapted … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Living Our Vision

Posted on by Tanuja Dehne

Two years ago, Dodge outlined bold goals in our Strategic Plan, and 2020 is about living our vision. Living our vision is just that — living, doing, being. Centering our work on equity means centering all of our work on equity, including … Continue reading

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First 100 Days: My gaze is forward and my mind is on our community

Posted on by Tanuja M. Dehne, Dodge Foundation president & CEO

I write to wish you, our partners and community, warm wishes this holiday season as we head into a new year. December is a time of reflection, to measure progress, and to set the course for the year ahead. As … Continue reading

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Reflections on the past year from Dodge’s interim president

Posted on by Cynthia Evans, Interim President and CEO of the Dodge Foundation

As the interim president of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a mid-year update. First, on behalf of the staff, we want to thank the community for its patience and support. It’s been … Continue reading

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Announcing Cynthia Evans as Dodge’s interim president and CEO 

Posted on by Preston Pinkett III

On behalf of the entire board of trustees, I am pleased today to announce Cynthia Evans as the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s interim president and CEO. With more than 20 years experience at Dodge, Cynthia, the Foundation’s chief financial officer, … Continue reading

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A message of gratitude from Chris Daggett

Posted on by Chris Daggett

 I am writing my final post as Dodge President & CEO to say thank you to all the organizations and people that Dodge has supported over the past eight years. I have greatly enjoyed working together, seeing your progress, and building new — and strengthening existing — relationships.   … Continue reading

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Dodge transitions: Chris Daggett announces retirement from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

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  After eight years leading one of New Jersey’s largest and most well-known philanthropic organizations, Chris Daggett is retiring as president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation on September 1. Under Daggett’s leadership, the Foundation recently completed a … Continue reading

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An equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities

Posted on by Chris Daggett, President and CEO

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm and hope that today we are releasing a new strategic plan for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, guided by the vision of an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, and sustainable communities. … Continue reading

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What might an equitable New Jersey look like?

Posted on by Chris Daggett, Dodge Foundation President and CEO

An update on our strategic planning process Equity is one of the most important issues facing society today. As we witness the unrelenting march of current events — whether through personal experience or through our screens — it has become … Continue reading

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An update on our 2018 grantmaking

Posted on by Chris Daggett, President and CEO

It’s been a disruptive year. We’ve all had to adjust as the ground shifts beneath our feet — in business, technology, government, our personal lives — and even literally, in hurricanes and earthquakes.  Every day seems to bring new challenges around what we thought we … Continue reading

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After Charlottesville, moving toward a more equitable society

Posted on by Chris Daggett, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President & CEO

All who believe in a just and civil society have a duty to stand up and condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Violence of any kind is abhorrent — violence bred by racism, white supremacy, and other … Continue reading

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