GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation (GGF) has announced that it has hired a new executive director. Brenna Ragghianti will join GGF on Aug. 11, replacing Shane Burton who will step down on June 30.

Ragghianti was recently graduated from Elon Law School and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. Prior to moving to the Triad to attend law school, she served as the development and donor relations manager at the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

“I am incredibly excited to continue the great work of the Guilford Green Foundation, uniting the community and pushing for positive social change for LGBTQ individuals and our allies. Guilford County and our surrounding areas have made great strides, but there is still an incredible amount of work to do. No single person or organization can take it on — that is why GGF will continue to be at the forefront of this important work, Ragghianti said.

The foundation continues to hold fundraising events throughout the year, including its Green Queen Bingo series, as well as hosting its Gala & Green Party held in late winter where community leaders are honored and recognized.


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