Brook is part of the Muma branch of the Noyes family (4th generation). She is with Travelers Insurance in San Antonio, Texas, where she helped create opportunities for employees to volunteer and provide financial support to several organizations in the community. She also facilitated a diversity and inclusion program that was widely utilized throughout the company.
Wendy is a Trustee and Partner with Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge in Boston, with a particular emphasis on socially responsible investing in the firm’s Sustainability Group. Her career began in Bozeman, Montana, where she worked at Wild Forever, a grizzly bear conservation group. After witnessing the role economics play in driving conservation policy, she decided to pursue a career in finance as a means of achieving social change. Wendy is a graduate of Princeton University and the National Trust School. She is a CFA charterholder and a founding member of Sprout Lenders, LLC.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers launched its Fair Food Label, representing a worker certification program two decades in the making. Over twenty years ago workers began organizing general strikes in Immokalee, demanding dialogue with growers and a fair wage. It was thirteen years ago that people around the country joined workers in the Campaign for Fair Food, demanding that major corporations take responsibility for working conditions in the fields. And it was four years ago that the Fair Food Program went into effect, where a worker-designed vision long in the making became a reality. MORE
Corbin Hill Food Project received a grant from the USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program to support its innovative work in regional food systems and healthy food access in low-income communities in New York City. Corbin Hill also was highlighted in The Valley Table, The Magazine of Hudson Valley Farms, Food & Cuisine. MORE
Noyes Foundation’s Board Member Gregg Houston, Program Director Wilma Montanez and Board Member Dorothy Anderson attended the annual meeting of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health & Rights in New Orleans. They are with Dr. Willie Parker, one of two doctors who perform abortions at the only women’s health clinic in Mississippi where abortions are performed. Dr. Parker is a devout Christian who feels he is doing the right thing to help women in need.