Ms. Gladys Washington

Gladys Krigger Washington is the retired Deputy Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. With a mission of supporting organizations and networks helping to move people and places out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice in the South, Gladys supervised the Foundation’s programmatic work in 11 Southern states. Prior to joining the Babcock Foundation, Gladys was a Program Officer for the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

In 2019, Gladys received the Berea College Service Award and LISC’s Rural Champion Award. In 2015, Gladys was named James A. Joseph Lecturer by the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the organization’s highest honor.
Gladys earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina and the University of Charleston. Gladys is happy to have returned home to St. Croix and serves proudly on the Board of Directors for SCF.