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Walker Sanders

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.
President
Greensboro, North Carolina
H. Walker Sanders is president of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG). Its mission is to inspire giving, maximize opportunities and strengthen communities for present and future generations. CFGG manages more than $220 million in assets through 650 component funds and makes grants to nonprofit organizations totaling more than $15 million annually. In 2017, the Foundation received more than $20 million in contributions. Since 2012, its assets have increased more than 80% and it has received more than $100 million in contributions.

Sanders is actively working on many community initiatives including the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts and Say Yes Guilford. In addition to these community initiatives, the Foundation is focused on workforce development, civic leadership, housing and arts and culture. CFGG is an active convener of, partner with, and investor in numerous community initiatives, such as the Community Indicators Project, an effort of the Greensboro-High Point Collaborative, and Housing our Community. In addition, it works with hundreds of area families and individuals to fulfill their charitable interests.

Sanders serves on the board of the Greensboro Partnership and the operating committee of Action Greensboro as a founding member. He is the current treasurer of Forward Cities, national learning network of cities committed to advancing inclusive innovation and economic development in their communities. He has served on numerous boards, including the N.C. Network of Grantmaker; N.C. Center for Nonprofits; N.C. A&T School of Education Advisory Board; CF Leads, a national organization focused on community leadership by community foundations.

He served as founding president of the J. Marion Sims Foundation in Lancaster, S.C., and was director of development and regional services for the Foundation of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C.

Sanders is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.


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