DCF staff members complete DEI certification

March 13, 2023

Delaware Community Foundation recently announced several staff members have earned certificates in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Diversity Crew Institute, strengthening their skills and underscoring the organizational commitment to building a more inclusive community. Mike DiPaolo, Satheesh Nadarajah, Matt Popelka and Yolanda Rushdan completed their training in the fall and winter. Chris Chapdelaine, Sarah Grunewald and Allison Taylor Levine completed their certification last year.

Diversity Crew Institute provides training programs to foster immediate actions toward a more equitable and inclusive environment in organizations and communities.

“We are so pleased that the staff is committed to this work,” said Stuart Comstock-Gay, DCF president and CEO. “This coursework is important to the foundation’s goal of creating a more equitable environment not only in the office, but in Delaware.”

A new cohort of DCF staff members is set to begin working toward DEI certification in the near future, with the goal for every DCF staff member to become certified.

The mission of the Delaware Community Foundation is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future.

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