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The Rev. Starsky Wilson, St. Louis pastor and foundation president, will become president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund later this year. Credit: Children’s Defense Fund.
For nearly 50 years, the advocacy work of the Children’s Defense Fund has been closely tied to its legendary founder, civil rights leader Marian Wright Edelman, 81.
The Imprint staff reports
Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, is retiring later this year and will become President Emerita
One of America’s most prominent child welfare groups, the Children’s Defense Fund, is saying goodbye to co-founder and longtime leader Marian Wright Edelman, and welcoming a new CEO at this crucial time in history.