The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has appointed six local community leaders to its Macon Community Advisory Committee.
“These leaders will provide counsel to Knight Foundation as we seek to make grants in Macon with the potential to transform the community,” said Beverly Blake, the foundation’s program director for Macon.
Macon is one of 26 U.S. cities and towns served by Knight Foundation, a $2.2 billion national foundation with local roots where the Knight brothers owned newspapers in their lifetimes.
Community Advisory Committee members are an integral part of Knight Foundation’s grant-making work. Each committee is a small group of creative, connected and strategic advisers who work with Blake and other program directors to discover opportunities that produce maximum impact and lasting change in the communities they serve.
Macon’s appointed advisers are:
- Pamela J. Browning, president and publisher of The Telegraph (chair);
- Tammie Collins, senior vice president, United Way of Central Georgia;
- Kathryn Dennis, president, Community Foundation of Central Georgia;
- Sharon Patterson, superintendent of Bibb County Public Schools;
- James Stiff, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries; and
- Pearlie Tolliver, vice president of BB&T Bank.
“We are appreciative to these individuals for their leadership and willingness to share with Knight Foundation their knowledge and ideas as Knight explores how we can best invest in Macon,” said Blake. “We look forward to our future work together.”
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of Macon and 25 other communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. .Knight Foundation supports ideas and projects that create transformational change. For more, visit www.knightfdn.org.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.