Tené Traylor joined the Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor in March 2016 and oversees the Atlanta program.

Prior to joining the Fund, Tené was a senior program officer at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For ten years, she led their community development and neighborhood transformation grant making, including the Neighborhood Fund. Tené launched several programs and initiatives for the Community Foundation, helping identify, develop and steward collaborative relationships and resources to amplify the importance of place-based philanthropy, equity and civic leadership.

A proud Atlanta native, Tené has spent her career in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, spending nearly six years at United Way for Greater Atlanta, before moving to The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Tené holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in public policy and nonprofit administration from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Georgia State University.

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Enjoying time with my lovely family and friends always recharges my spirit.