We are thrilled to share that President Biden has appointed our co-founder and board chair, Quinn Delaney, as one of the newest members of the Commission on Presidential Scholars! The Commission is composed of a diverse group of eminent leaders appointed by the President to make the final selection of 161 Presidential Scholars. The Scholars are graduating high school students that demonstrate exceptional accomplishments in academics, the arts, career and technical education and an outstanding commitment to public service.
“It is a tremendous honor to be appointed to this Commission,” said Quinn. “I am eager to join with other members of the commission and bring my life-long commitment to racial justice to support some of the most exceptional young people in the U.S.”
I am eager to join with other members of the commission and bring my life-long commitment to racial justice to support some of the most exceptional young people in the U.S.”
In addition to her work with Akonadi Foundation, Quinn currently serves on the boards of East Bay Community Foundation, the Oakland Museum of California, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Women Donors Network Action, and Smart Justice California, which works on criminal justice reform. In 2019, she was appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls where she continues to serve as a Commissioner championing the power and strength of women and girls.
Please join us in congratulating Quinn on this prestigious recognition!
You can read the full presidential announcement and learn more about the commission here.