Diana Jones Wilson is President and CEO of Faith Partnerships Incorporated, a non-profit organization whose mission and goals are rooted in the idea that the poorest families can be helped through the collaborative efforts of faith based organizations. Faith Partnerships has supported and offered training for organizations and communities of faith across the United States, and in Jamaica, Ghana, Liberia and South Africa.
A former Robert F. Kennedy Fellow, Diana worked with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation and the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Education Fund to investigate school desegregation in the early 1970’s and to document issues of juvenile justice and students’ rights. Since then she has worked with coalitions of religious groups seeking to address issues of equity and economic justice.
Diana served as a foundation officer for The Youth Project, and was an early member of ABFE. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing grantsmanship programs and has worked with a wide range of community organizations. She completed a ten year appointment to the North Carolina Child Care Commission where she also served as Chairman. She was President of the International Women’s Club of Liberia, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She also served on the Board of Directors for Call to Renewal, the National Center for Black Philanthropy, Southerners for Economic Justice, the Southeastern Regional Board of the American Friends Service Committee, the North Carolina ACLU and Highlander Center.