Meet our members! AFN’s greatest asset is our members—a diverse network of national, regional, and community-based foundations, financial institutions, and grantmakers—investing in advancing equitable wealth building and economic mobility. Check back each month and meet your peers!
1: What’s your main interest/focus on asset building in 2021?
Baptist Health is committed to advancing health equity as well as workforce development and engagement. We want to explore ways to align our strategic goals with community partners committed to investing in equitable wealth building, such as incorporating financial literacy education in our community outreach prenatal wellness programs as well as the training for our college students and employees.
2: What’s the most “ah-ha” provoking new book or research that you’ve read in the past year?
Breaking the Cycle: From Poverty to Financial Security by Christopher Brown and Lisa Robinson was a pretty straight-forward read but it inspired me to want to learn more and discover ways we can do more to reduce financial barriers and improve the health and well-being of the lives we touch, including our own employees.
3: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from a grantee or a colleague?
Life is short; live it with joy, gratitude, and purpose.
4: What’s the first concert you ever attended?
I attended Aretha Franklin’s concert and she was simply amazing.
About Lena Moore, Chief Development Officer, Baptist Health Foundation
In partnership with the Baptist Health Foundation Board, I am responsible for overseeing and leading the foundation’s team in its achievement of fundraising, strategic, and operational goals.
Baptist Health Foundation provides financial support to advance the healing ministry of Baptist Health through purposeful and philanthropic partnerships. Baptist Health has been proudly serving Arkansans for more than 100 years. It has grown to be Arkansas’ most comprehensive health system with 11 hospitals, including rehabilitation institute, heart institute, and a college dedicated to building a strong health care workforce. Although much has changed, its purpose has remained the same – to create a healthier community through compassionate care and innovative services.