CBCF Announces New Board Chairman

Contact: Shrita Sterlin-Hernandez,

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that Mr. R. Donahue Peebles, the immediate past vice chairman of the CBCF board of directors, will assume the role of chairman, effective immediately. Don Peebles is a real estate entrepreneur, author, founder and chairman of The Peebles Corporation.

The change in leadership comes after Rep. Chaka Fattah stepped down as board chairman yesterday, after nearly three years helming the CBCF’s board of directors. Under Rep. Fattah’s leadership, the foundation advanced its mission to develop leaders, inform public policy and educate the public by expanding its education, economic empowerment, public health and environmental sustainability initiatives.

“Despite the changes in board leadership, the CBCF will continue its efforts to develop opportunities for African Americans in all facets of life, from employment, economic empowerment and health care to education,” said president and CEO A. Shuanise Washington. “We thank Rep. Fattah for his dedicated service to the CBCF and are grateful for his leadership as board chair.”


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