Welcome to the New Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation President, Rini Banerjee


The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is pleased to announce that Rini Banerjee will join the Foundation as its fourth president and the first woman to lead the Foundation. Banerjee’s appointment concludes an extensive nationwide search that began last summer. She will assume the position January 1, 2019.
 
“Rini has the track record, extensive experience, and deep commitment to social justice that we were looking for in our next president,” said Steven Godeke, Chair of the Board. "Her understanding of movement building through a racial and gender lens makes her a powerful voice for change. Rini is the right person at the right time for Noyes as we seek to build the power of people directly affected by injustice."
 
Banerjee brings more than twenty years of experience in social justice philanthropy. As the first executive director of the Foundation for a Just Society, she led the organization from its startup phase to its growth into one of the top global funders committed to advancing the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people. Throughout her career, she has worked to encourage collaboration, build trust and relationships with movement leaders, and organize the philanthropic community to increase giving for social justice issues. She also brings extensive leadership and programmatic experience from her work at the Overbrook Foundation and the New York Women’s Foundation...