Program Student Named Director of Youth Philanthropy

Program student, Annie Hernandez, has been named Director of Youth Philanthropy for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation out of Los Angeles leading its national network Youth Philanthropy Connect.

Hernandez joined the staff of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation in 2012. She has served in a variety of public and not-for-profit capacities including a nonprofit management support organization, the State of Indiana’s Rural Affairs, faculty of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia working with the Community Leadership Association, and as the inaugural Executive Director of Fiesta Indianapolis, Inc. Additionally, Hernandez has been recognized with the inaugural Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and was Indiana’s delegate to their Nonprofit Congress in 2005.

Hernandez earned her Master of Science in Agricultural, Environmental Communication, and Education at the University of Illinois, and her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

Antioch Voices- Elizabeth Baxmeyer

International Day of Forests

“If you love a tree, you will be more beautiful than before!” – Amit Ray.

This year, the theme for the International Day of Forests, “Forests and Health,” is an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on what these expansive ecosystems do for us and how we can, in turn, serve them through conservation, species preservation, mindful nutrition, and ecological awareness.

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