Fox Foundation representatives at the 2016 YPC Conference.
Alan C. Fox
Author, Philanthropist, Game Changer
Quote: “I want to help everyone receive the best possible educational start in life.”
Media Industry CEO
Favorite Quote: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston S. Churchill
Why I Serve: “I asked to rejoin the board because now I have more time to devote to improving my community. Being a board member and participating in the foundation is a great way to do that.”
Favorite Quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Bill Widener
Fox Family Philanthropic Liaison
Why I serve: “As a Girl Scout I was taught to leave our camp or meeting space ‘better than we found it.’ I believe that applies to the world as well; I would like to make a difference in my community in order to leave it better than I found it.”
Secretary and Junior Board Advisor
Program Officer, Freida C. Fox Family Foundation
Favorite Quote: “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman
Read more about Alexis in the Staff section below.
Why I Serve: “I am pleased to be working with the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation as it continues to create and launch innovative programs that benefit and improve the lives of youth. I am honored to be a part of a thoughtful and committed team working to change the world.”
ACF Property Management Vice President
Why I Serve: “My inspiration for serving the Foundation is the love, commitment and fantastic work done on a daily basis by nonprofit groups we support, like the Children’s Nature Institute, to make today and the future better for our children.”
Annie Hernandez, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and Youth Philanthropy Connect
Email: annie (at) fcfox.org
Annie Hernandez, Ph.D. joined the staff of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation in 2012 to lead its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their peers, and provides educations programs that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and the professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders. Annie continues to lead this effort as well as serves as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles based foundation whose mission is to maximize the potential of young people.
Previously, Annie led the next generation efforts and developed the Good Works Connect network of nonprofits in downstate Illinois for The Lumpkin Family Foundation. Annie is committed to capacity building for the sector. Her other experience includes service in a variety of roles in public and nonprofit organizations, including a management support organization, the State of Indiana’s Rural Affairs, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia where she was faculty with the Community Leadership Association, and Fiesta Indianapolis, Inc. where she was its first Executive Director.
Annie serves on the national board for the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Learning to Give, and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management as well as a number of family philanthropy-related committees. She received the inaugural Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and was Indiana’s delegate to their Nonprofit Congress. Along with being a 21/64 trainer, Annie earned her MS in Agricultural, Environmental Communication and Education at the University of Illinois, and her BS from Texas A&M University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with her dissertation focused on effective networked nonprofits.
A Texas native, Annie now lives in Goleta, California, with her partner, George, and their Australian Shepherd, Ellie. You can find her on the beach or hiking in the sunshine or online at @anniehernandez or on linkedin.com/in/anniehernandez1/
Program Officer, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
Email: Alexis (at) fcfox.org
Alexis met the Fox family when she was 12 years old as a foster youth. She has been around the foundation since its inception and its work has influenced her path. Alexis is the Program Officer for the Foundation, supporting grantees and serving as the advisor for the Foundation’s Junior Board. She studied Political Science, specifically the intersection between family and government, and graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University. Her life’s work has centered around foster care advocacy and working with foster teens in their successful transition to adulthood. Most recently, she work at the Al Wooten, Jr. Heritage Center in their college readiness program. She is an avid volunteer and reader residing in Studio City, California.
“As a board member I am inspired by all the small differences we make in our community. Though some of the issues facing our world may seem insurmountable, every action we take moves us closer to success!”