Julie L. Rogers

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Julie Rogers "is President of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, which awards more than $8 million annually to community-based nonprofits in Greater Washington, DC. The Foundation is nationally recognized for its programs that strengthen the management and leadership of its grantees and for a deep commitment to strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

"Ms. Rogers is a leader in national and regional philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of the Council on Foundations and has served on the boards of the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. She was the founding chair of Washington Grantmakers and served on the board of Venture Philanthropy Partners. She also serves on the boards of business and civic institutions including the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Federal City Council, the DC College Access Program and the Duke/Durham Neighborhood Partnership.

"Ms. Rogers has been deeply committed to finding innovative and collaborative ways to support the foundation's grantees and meet community needs. She created two major philanthropic collaborations: the Washington AIDS Partnership and the Community Development Support Collaborative and lead the development of Meyer's Nonprofit Sector Fund, which champions nonprofit executive directors and offers multiple programs to support their organizations. Ms. Rogers has received numerous awards for her work. She has been named one of the 100 most powerful women in the DC region and "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian magazine. In 2006, Julie was named among Washington Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business."

"Before joining the Meyer Foundation in 1986, Ms. Rogers served as staff director of the Council of the District of Columbia's Committee on Human Services and taught in the Montgomery County, Maryland public school system. She earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree in teaching from George Washington University." [1]

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  1. Julie L. Rogers, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, accessed December 20, 2008.