LAFF Society




Nellie Toma, LAFF’s secretary/treasurer, celebrated her birthday in June with two friends and former colleagues. Nellie’s in the center, with Radhika Balakrishnan on her left and Natalia Kanem. 
Radhika is the faculty director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University and worked at the Foundation from 1992 to 1995 in the Asia and Pacific program. Natalia, who is the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), worked at Ford from 1992 to 2005 in Nigeria and New York, in both management services and the Peace and Social Justice unit.
Nellie worked with both during her time at Ford from 1992 to 2007, in the Africa and Middle East and Asia and Pacific programs, and in management services and program management.
Fran and David Korten recently received the Repairing the World Award from the Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council in recognition of “extraordinary contributions to the community.”
The award is based on the Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world”, an understanding that “each of us has a responsibility to help rebuild the broken parts of our world”. The council honors local businesses for their dedication to “dignity and justice, speaking for the voiceless, responding to human needs, nurturing peace, caring for the earth, dialoging with people of all faiths, working for the common good”.
Fran is executive director and publisher of Yes! Magazine, which is based in Bainbridge Island, Wash., and David is president of the Living Economies Forum. She worked with the Foundation from 1978 to 1997 in the Jakarta, Manila and New York offices, and he worked in the Manila office from 1978 to 1981.
And they just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.



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