By Rebekah Seder
Senior Program Manager
If you’re reading this post, you probably know why the Daily WRAG is the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ most highly valued resource. And, you might guess that it takes a considerable amount of effort to produce. This year, WRAG and the Daily have benefited from a healthy dose of philanthropic cooperation in order to get this publication delivered to our readers’ inboxes at 1pm.
Earlier this year, WRAG’s Daily editor of over two years, Ciara Myers, left WRAG. While we were sad to see her go, we were thrilled that she wasn’t going far as she took on the position of communications manager at the Meyer Foundation.
To help keep the Daily, albeit not quite “daily,” going, WRAG had the good fortune of being able to leverage our strong ties with our colleague regional associations of grantmakers. Until yesterday, Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, who formerly headed up communications for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, served as co-editor of the Daily. We are deeply grateful for her excellent work over the past few months.
Today, we are excited to introduce Kendra Allen as the new editor of the Daily WRAG – and to announce that the Daily is now back on a truly daily schedule. Kendra may be a familiar face to some readers as she also serves as the administrative and communications assistant at the Consumer Health Foundation (conveniently located right down the hall from WRAG’s office). With her experience at CHF and degree in journalism, we know that Kendra will be a great Daily editor. Thanks to WRAG and CHF’s long-standing and strong relationship, Kendra will be serving in a shared position with both organizations. We think that is real philanthropic cooperation!