The Frederick Douglass Center for Collaborative Leadership
“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”
It exists at the heart of FDFI to support and strengthen the individual and collective impact of antiracism and anti-hate leaders in Rochester – particularly those in civic, community and nonprofit roles that can contribute to building strong children and families –carrying forward the progressive vision and leadership imperative of Frederick Douglass.
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Foundation Built on Collaboration & Education
Through guidance and education, we can strengthen the individual and collective efforts of those fighting for racial equity and sustainable change.
Dr. Hank Rubin
Founding Director of The Frederick Douglass Center for Collaborative Leadership
Dr. Hank Rubin is a nationally respected authority on community, nonprofit and civic leadership. His bestselling book, Collaborative Leadership: Developing Effective Partnerships for Communities and Schools, has helped define and change strategies of collective impact and collaborative leadership. Hank is a Rochester native whose engagement in antiracist activities began in the turbulence of the 1960’s. Hank has served as executive director, dean, superintendent, and on multiple nonprofit and civic boards. He recently retired from the Rochester Area Community Foundation and serves as a Commissioner of the Rochester Housing Authority.
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
140 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Jon P. Getz, Esq., Partner
Vahey Getz LLP
144 Exchange Blvd, Suite 400
Rochester, New York 14614
585-262-5130 | Fax: 585-262-3474
Frederick Douglass Family Foundation (Initiatives) is a 501(c)3 public charity – EIN #26-0757405
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