This volume centers on the lives and experiences of female and African American leaders of foundations and nonprofits. Contributors to the volume examine race and gender as constructs and provide a theoretical background for understanding their effect on the psycho-social development of the individuals.
Alice E. Ginsberg is the author of “Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement,” She served as Program Officer at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, where she developed and directed many public programs on gender and education.Marybeth Gasman
is a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of “Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund ”and “Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education.”