Leadership Breakfast: Tené Traylor

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We're closing out 2016 with a Leadership Breakfast featuring Tené Traylor of the Kendeda Fund.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.Event, including an intimate discussion with Tené and a Q&A begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp
Tené Traylor joined the Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor in March 2016. She oversees the Atlanta program. In this role , she works in partnership with community, nonprofit, government and business leaders to reduce and eliminate racial and economic barriers that have historically disenfranchised and marginalized entire communities and populations. Her primary focus is supporting efforts that lift up economic opportunity and education transformation.

Prior to joining the Kendeda Fund, Tené was senior program officer at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For ten years, she led the Community Foundation’s community development and neighborhood transformation grantmaking portfolio including the Neighborhood Fund and launched several related programs and initiatives. She was provided the opportunity to allocate funding and connect donors to nonprofits and community-based orgs throughout a 23-county region. Tené worked to identify, develop and steward collaborative relationships and resources to amplify the importance of place-based philanthropy, equity and civic leadership.

Tené has spent 16 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, including key positions with United Way for Greater Atlanta and The Zeist Foundation, Inc. (a local family foundation). While at United Way, Tené launched the state’s first Individual Development Account (IDA) program for youth and young adults. This program helped to provide gap funding for college tuition, seed funding for youth enterprises and down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers.

Tené is a Southeastern Council on Foundation’s Hull Fellow, Georgia Forward 2017 Young Gamechanger, and member of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Leaders for Results inaugural class. Her background also includes a deep foundation with social justice and movement organizations such as NAACP, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, and the Children’s Defense Fund.

Tené holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in public policy and nonprofit administration from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science from Georgia State University. She is a proud Atlanta native and loves spending time with her family.
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