Perry: Philanthropy Must Save Itself from Whiteness

Flozell Daniels, president and CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana, agrees: “Philanthropy should be a representation of the community it serves…and that means the board [of the foundation], the senior staff and the representation of the grants that it makes.” Flozell says that the way money flowed to organizations from philanthropy after Hurricane Katrina reflected the makeup of the foundation’s decision makers even in a city that is majority black.