Keisa is recognized for her remarkable leadership in bringing an equity lens and focus to community investment, granting, and evaluation processes. Her commitment to collaboration and passion for anti racism work led to the development of our Community Investment Equity and Reconciliation Action Plan and the formation of the Equity and Reconciliation Working Group. Keisa is a champion for equity, a model for authenticity and integrity, a trusted partner with all stakeholders, a mentor to colleagues, and an inspiration in many ways. Keisa demonstrates a strong desire to learn and grow. She dove deep into a comprehensive Community Investment Equity Audit, engaged in a literature review of best funder practices internationally, and contributed to a cross-organizational team that secured funds focused on advancing equity in our community investments. Keisa presents hard, truth-telling data on long-standing inequities and systemic racism embedded within non-profit funding, and her notable achievements will lay the foundation for how we move forward.
2021 M-B Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.