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Dec 20, 2022
The Fellows Advisory Committee (FAC) uses their wisdom and experience as Switzer Fellows to advise the foundation to ensure our programs and efforts are relevant for the Switzer Network. We welcomed four new members to the committee this year: Daisy Benitez , Erik Martinez , Kimberley Miner , and...Read more >
Dec 14, 2022
“[Base flow] is really our key indicator for the health of the river,” said Nancy Steele, Friends of the Verde River’s executive director and 1993 Switzer Fellow. “It can’t be healthy if it doesn’t have water in it.”Read more >
Dec 7, 2022
In November 2021, the Switzer Network held a panel to bring together grant-seeking and grant-making Switzer Fellows to demystify philanthropy, network and learn from each other. Here are a few tips for building relationships with funders that Roger Perez and Jen Sokolove shared during the event.Read more >
Oct 6, 2022
Luis Alexis Rodríguez Cruz writes about how in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, activists have turned abandoned land into a community garden. They say El Huerto is only the beginning.Read more >
Sep 27, 2022
The Switzer Foundation recently reviewed our employee policies and benefits to ensure they reflect our commitment to embed equity and justice in all our operations, and in order to help us recruit, support, and retain excellent staff. One resulting change was to create a sabbatical leave policy...Read more >
Aug 29, 2022
The Switzer Foundation has created a land acknowledgement, as well this post about its purpose and the process of crafting it during a time without physical gatherings. We welcome feedback from the network on the acknowledgement and hope to open discussion on this topic.Read more >
Jul 28, 2022
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation has created a Code of Conduct, which establishes norms and expectations for participation in virtual and in-person communication, meetings, and events sponsored by the foundation. We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions from the network at any time.Read more >


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