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Sterling Speirn is the Senior Fellow and former CEO of the National Conference on Citizenship, a public charity chartered by Congress in 1953 to “indicate the ways various organizations might help create a more active, alert, enlightened, conscientious and progressive citizenry.” Sterling’s first job out of law school was teaching 7th and 8th grade English and Literature. As the former CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Peninsula Community Foundation (now the Silicon Valley Community Foundation), he has been a funder, practitioner, and advocate for community health, education (especially early childhood literacy), and racial equity. He serves as a Trustee of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and is a member of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Racial Equity Working Group.

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