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Independent Sector Names Dr. Akilah Watkins as President and CEO

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

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Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse community of changemakers, nonprofits, foundations, and corporations working to strengthen civil society and ensure all people in the United States thrive.

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