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Lois DeBacker Named 2015 Bollman Award Winner

The Funders' Network is pleased to announce that Lois DeBacker is the recipient of the 2015 Nicholas P. Bollman Award. Lois is the managing director of the Environment program at The Kresge Foundation, where she leads the Environment team in developing, implementing, and assessing the impact of grantmaking strategies that address climate change.


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