Philanthropic Leader Patience B. Peabody Joins Congressional Hunger Center Board


We are delighted to announce the election of Patience Peabody to the Congressional Hunger Center’s Board of Directors. Patience, who was elected to a three-year term, is currently an Executive Director at the Flamboyan Foundation, which works to ensure students most impacted by inequity are prepared to succeed in school and beyond.

A graduate of Hampton University and Georgetown University, Patience is also an alum of the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (10th Class, 2003-2004), where she served with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry).

Patience has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors. Before joining Flamboyan, she led communications and community engagement for D.C.’s state education agency and the national poverty-alleviation organization, LIFT.

“I am looking forward to collaborating with Patience in her new role,” said Shannon Maynard, Executive Director. “Patience brings considerable expertise with marketing and communications to the board and the added perspective of being an alum of our fellowship programs. We are excited to learn from her experiences as we continue to innovate new ways to carry out our organization’s core mission of fighting hunger by developing leaders.”

“I begin my service to the Congressional Hunger Center’s Board of Directors with humility and enthusiasm,” said Patience. “Having spent my career fighting for equity for our society’s most vulnerable, I have a personal passion for the Hunger Center’s mission. I know firsthand that organizations like the Hunger Center matter and can have intergenerational impact toward improving outcomes for those who’ve been marginalized for far too long. I look forward to being a thoughtful collaborator to the Hunger Center team as a member of the Board.”

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