The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess

If your goal is to help people become more engaged and fulfilled in a Christian community, you don’t necessarily assign them to a board or committee. Instead, you ask them where their passions lie, what gives them energy, what serves and fulfills the desires of their best selves. For some people, that’s meetings, agendas and…

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Abby Drane was named president and CEO of Uspiritus less than two years ago, but she already has a good idea of whom she’ll recommend to succeed her at the organization. “I’ve seen a lot of succession planning,” says Drane, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field of behavioral health services,…

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Since its 1895 founding under the German name Deutscher Evangelichen Waisenhaus und Ulteinheim-Verein von Nord, Consecra Housing Network has seen many identity changes. Through the Oak Brook, Illinois-based affordable housing organization’s current rebranding process, Executive Vice President Susan Sinderson hopes to find an identity with lasting power. “What we’re looking for is a name and…

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Archway Housing and Services/Archway Investment Corporation recently broke ground on 40 West Residences, a new affordable housing development located in Lakewood, Colorado. Located near the “gateway” to Lakewood, 40 West Residences is sited on the busiest transit corridor in Colorado, Colfax Avenue and is a half-mile from the Lamar Street Station and the W-Line, connecting…

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RHF’s Sagetree Terrace, the last new construction project in Houston funded by the HUD 202 program, broke ground on March 2 with a ceremony and celebration held on the project site. Sagetree Terrace will be a HUD 202 and Tax Credit community for older adults with 64 apartments. Sixty of the units will be funded…

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Health care Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Health care Equality Index 2016, a unique annual survey…

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Leaders from Deaconess Foundation and more than 40 other organizations announced in February that they have “banned the box” by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that questions about criminal convictions do not appear on applications for employment with their foundations. They also issued a challenge to all U.S. philanthropic institutions to follow suit…

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