Anderson, Johanna

Johanna Edens Anderson is the Executive Director of The Belk Foundation, a family foundation based in Charlotte, N.C. that supports excellent public school teachers and leaders, and student grade level proficiency by the third grade. Prior to joining The Belk Foundation in 2009, Anderson served in roles with Foundation For The Carolinas and the Association of Small Foundations, now Exponent Philanthropy. Anderson is current Board Chair of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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  • What’s Different with a Focus? (09.10.14 )

    By Johanna Edens Anderson, Executive Director, The Belk Foundation Five years ago, The Belk Foundation looked very different than it does today. When I was asked to come on as the foundation’s first full-time director, the objective from the board was clear: help us connect this 80-plus-year-old foundation more fully into the community, so that […]

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