Independent Sector Names Dr. Akilah Watkins as Incoming President and CEO

Dr. Watkins, president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress, will be first African American to lead the national organization representing thousands of leaders at nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. She starts in January 2023.

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