Millie Buchanan, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

TITLE: Program Director for Environmental Justice

FOCUS AREAS: Environmental justice, public accountability; economic revitalization and environmental sustainability in communities suffering from environmental damage and the lack of economic opportunity.

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PROFILE: Millie Buchanan’s history with the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation dates back to 1994. According to Philanthropy New York:

Millie Buchanan came to the Noyes Foundation in August 1994 after directing a statewide nonprofit environmental organization, the Clean Water Fund of North Carolina, a former Noyes grantee. She was a member of the Management Board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association for three years, serving as Chair in 1998. Before entering the nonprofit world, Buchanan was City Editor for an eastern North Carolina daily newspaper and had lived all her life in the South. After nine years as a Manhattan resident, she moved back to her Asheville, NC mountain home in late 2002, where she continues to work for the Foundation.