Articles about Leadership

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector.

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature.

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Family of Interface founder Ray Anderson carrying on his environmental mission

Reprinted from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Celebrating Hometown Heroes

Harriet Langford is Honored by American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia

Harriet Langford, Founder and President of The Ray and Trustee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, has was honored as a Hometown Hero by the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia

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John A. Lanier is Named Chairman of the Southface Board of Directors

John A. Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has just been named Chairman of the Southfafce Board of Directors

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests from Fossil Fuel Investments

The trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (the Foundation) have announced that the Foundation’s investment portfolio is now fossil fuel free and divested of investments in oil, coal and gas companies.

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Harriet Langford of The Ray interviewed at VERGE Conference

Harriet Langford, president of The Ray and trustee for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation was interviewed recently at the VERGE Conference

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International stewardship speakers examine faith practices of millennials

Reprinted from The Georgia Bulletin

John Lanier, Foundation Executive Director recently participated in panel discussion focused on marketing to millennials at a conference hosted by the Catholic Stewardship Council

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A Father's Sustainability Legacy

Reprinted from Barron's

In September 2011, one month after Ray C. Anderson died, his two daughters—Mary Anne Lanier, now 60, and Harriet Langford, 57—were summoned to his lawyer’s Atlanta office. Anderson had founded Interface, the world’s largest commercial carpet-tile manufacturer, and he left his daughters a $50 million philanthropic trust. “We were absolutely shocked,” says Langford. Anderson had given no instructions about where the money should go or what the foundation should focus on. “We went around for the next six months like deer in the headlights,” she says.

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Georgia officials hope to reap rewards of renewable energy with solar highway project

Republished from Joe Ripley's WRBL Story

The Ray and other partners are hard at work preparing for the unveiling of two new transportation infrastructure demonstrations on December 20th at the Georgia Visitor Information Center on I-85 in West Point, GA

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Commits $500,000 to Project Drawdown

Amplifying Existing, Commonly Available, Scientifically Proven Climate Change Solutions

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to Project Drawdown, a global initiative based on meticulous research and subsequent traditional and online publications that analyzes how and when we can reverse global warming.

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