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Raúl Macías

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Names Raúl Macías as Program Director

| by Denis Chicola in Fund News

Voting Rights Advocate and Election Reformer to Lead Fund’s Democracy Grantmaking

In this position, Macías will lead the development and launch of strategies for achieving the Fund’s goal of building a fairer and more representative democracy in California.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund today announced that it has hired Raúl Macías as program director for democracy. In this position, Macías will lead the development and launch of strategies for achieving the Fun…

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Dan Torres

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Names Dan Torres as Program Director

| by Denis Chicola in Fund News

Former Senior CA Immigration Official to Lead Fund’s Immigrant Rights Grantmaking

In this position, Torres will lead the Fund’s immigration work with a focus on achieving safety, solidarity and dignity for young U.S. immigrants.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has hired Dan Torres as program director for immigrant rights. In this position, Torres will lead the Fund’s immigration work with a focus on achieving safety, solidarity and dig…

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Raúl Macías and Dan Torres

Welcoming Raúl Macías and Dan Torres

| by Robert Joseph in Fund News

Haas, Jr. Fund welcomes new program directors to lead its Democracy and Immigrant Rights work

Macías and Torres bring extensive experience as leaders committed to advancing rights and opportunities for underrepresented communities in California

The pandemic has deepened the inequalities that persist along economic and racial lines in California. At the Evelyn and Haas, Jr. Fund, we’re committed to building a more inclusive democracy to ensure people of col…

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Raquiba LaBrie and John Govea

Haas, Jr. Fund Welcomes Two New Program Directors

| by Denis Chicola in Fund News

Social change leaders tapped to guide the Fund’s Immigrant Rights, Education Equity programs

John Govea, Raquiba LaBrie to play key roles in the Fund’s ongoing work to advance rights and create opportunities for all people.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund announced today that it has hired new staff leaders for its Immigrant Rights and Education Equity programs. John Govea, a former senior program officer with the Robert Wood Jo…

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From Inspiration to Action

| by Jennie Lehua Watson in Fund News

Summer 2017 Letter from the Interim President

The Haas, Jr. Fund continues to engaged in deep, ongoing conversations with our many partners about what we can and should be doing differently to address the challenges and the opportunities of this moment.

It was six months ago when I stepped into my current role as Interim President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Since then, I have been inspired by the amazing upsurge of leadership and activism across this…

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