Carol Goss receives James A. Joseph Lecture Award

DETROIT -- Skillman President & CEO Carol Goss has been selected to receive the prestigious James A. Joseph Lecture Award from the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Goss will deliver the 16th James Joseph Lecture during the Council of Foundations' Annual Meeting later this week in Seattle, Washington.

The James A. Joseph Lecture was established in 1991 as a tribute to James A. Joseph, ABFE co-founder and distinguished leader in the field of philanthropy. The Lecture recognizes an outstanding individual whose leadership and contributions as a visionary philanthropic leader have helped advance progressive philanthropic ideals, strengthen grantmaking institutions, and build vital Black communities.

"Carol Goss is a recognized leader not only within the ABFE network, but also within the broader philanthropic community," says ABFE President, Kenneth Austin. "The Association of Black Foundation Executives is particularly proud of her contributions to Black communities throughout her career, and we believe she will continue to carry the torch."

Past recipients include Dr. Emmett D. Carson, President & CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation; Willis K. Bright, Jr., Director of Youth Programs at the Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis, Indiana; and Mary Lynn Huntley, Georgia's 5th Congressional District Representative, among others.

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Skillman grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties, with a special emphasis on organizations working in the city of Detroit.