For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawna Ellis
The Schott Foundation started 2020 by announcing that Edgar Villanueva will become the foundation’s Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy.
In making the announcement, Schott President & CEO John H. Jackson said, “Several years ago, I had the pleasure of welcoming Edgar to the Schott family. Today, I am ecstatic about the opportunity to enhance Edgar’s role within Schott and to work with him as a valued colleague and partner in the journey to ensure that communities and grassroots organizations have the resources, power and voice necessary to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn and thrive. We share a common vision and intensity for achieving that goal.”
Edgar is the author of the acclaimed book, Decolonizing Wealth, and has played a critical leadership role at the Schott Foundation and across the philanthropic sector. He leads Schott’s program team, building collaborations with grantees and among philanthropic partners that empower and strengthen the grassroots movement for education justice. Looking ahead to the challenges of 2020 and beyond, he said, "I'm thrilled to lead in an organization that deeply reflects my values and my vision for philanthropic justice. Schott’s bold approach is saving lives every day because at the center of our work are those who are most impacted by historical and systemic racism."
Founded in 1991, the Schott Foundation is a national public fund serving as a bridge between philanthropic partners and advocates to build education justice movements to provide all students an opportunity to learn.
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