Why we include pronouns in our emails

You may see some staff list personal pronouns in their email signature lines and wonder “why”? Pronouns – she, he, they, xe – are used in language all the time when we refer to ourselves or other people. We often assume what pronouns to use for…

David Farren, Executive Director in The Chicago Sun-Times

We provide a half million dollars in general operating grants to Chicago’s small theaters each year, including those mentioned in this Chicago Sun-Times article – Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Theatre Y, Babes With Blades, Silk Road Rising, A Red Orchid Theatre, Akvavit Theatre, Shattered Globe Theatre Company.

Op-Ed: Give Charleston’s nature a chance for climate resilience

The Post & Courier posted a piece from Executive Director David Farren about the impact of climate change on human communities. Are we ready for a really frank conversation about climate change impacts in the Lowcountry? Many of us have seen those doom-and-gloom sea level…

Resources and Tools from the 2019 Lowcountry Land Conservation Symposium

Conservation In A Changing Climate   Read David Farren’s follow-up op-ed in the Post & Courier. Find yourself in our photos from the day! Thanks to Alice Keeney Photography. Don’t forget to plant your name tag! We successfully achieved a zero food waste event with 100%…

Announcing our new Program Officer

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Judd to join our Chicago-based staff, where she will lead our land conservation grantmaking and related program work in the Chicago Wilderness region.  In addition, Rebecca will work closely with Kerri Forrest in our Lowcountry office…

Expanding the Conservation Toolbox – Emerging Approaches in a Changing Climate

By David Farren The land conservation field has changed quite a bit since the 1980s, when Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley donated the pioneering conservation easement on Ashepoo, their 10,000 acre hunting retreat in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. This action helped spark the Ace Basin…

The Poetics of Relation

“The Poetics of Relation” is our 7th Curatorial Fellowship exhibition, curated by Sheridan Tucker Anderson, produced in partnership with Chicago Artists Coalition. It was on display in our Chicago offices from January-June 2019. This exhibit features works by Alejandro T. Acierto, Yesenia Bello, Jarvis Boyland, Sonia Louise…

Grant of $25,000 to assist with disaster recovery efforts in Horry County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kerri Forrest, Director – Lowcountry Program (843) 277-2041; kforrest@gddf.org The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation awards $25,000 to assist with disaster recovery efforts in Horry County   December 17, 2018 (CHICAGO)  – The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (GDDF) has awarded…

Why Art Matters

“When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must…

Vivian Donnelley (1946 – 2018)

We are saddened to announce the passing of board member, Vivian Donnelley. For over a decade, she served as a thoughtful influence on the board in carrying forward the family legacy, and a steady, wise voice in helping to shape the direction of the Foundation….