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Statement from Jeneye Abele, President and CEO, on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

As Roe v. Wade is overturned, millions of women and families will not only face a future of economic uncertainty, limited opportunities, and increased health risks, but most importantly the loss of their basic right to make private health and life decisions.

The recent SCOTUS decision has further strengthened our resolve to continue funding intersectional abortion access work, comprehensive sexual health education, access to a full-range of contraceptives, and training for providers to increase capacity of the reproductive health infrastructure. We are also reviewing our internal benefit policies to ensure that our staff are equipped with the tools they need to pursue comprehensive healthcare in the setting and state of their choosing.

In addition, we will continue using our platform to lift the incredible work of our tireless partners in this area, including Planned Parenthood, the National Network of Abortion Funds, If/When/How, Plan C, CHOICES, and several state-based abortion funds whose work will prove essential in connecting patients to the medical care they deserve. We invite the funding community to join us in supporting this work.

Hope and gratitude for all the hardworking individuals who remain committed to changing this increasingly challenging landscape is essential right now. While anger, frustration and fear are certainly justified and understandable in this moment, we will continue to focus on highlighting the successes and compassion of our partners and everyone who remains committed to the agency of women and birthing people.

Access Reproductive Justice

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health

If/When/How – Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Kentucky Health Justice Network

Plan C

National Network of Abortion Funds

Reproductive Justice Action Collective

Planned Parenthood

Statement from the Board of Trustees on the Passage of Texas SB8

Argosy’s vision is about empowering all people. This grew out of the seed of healthcare advancements that made it possible for people to live longer, fuller, and healthier lives. Equity, quality of life, and dignity are key underpinnings of our grantmaking.  

In light of this, we are profoundly alarmed at the recent developments in Texas, where patients and their physicians are being prevented from accessing a safe, legal method of managing one’s own pregnancy. These are personal, private health care decisions. As with previous attacks on health care access, those most likely to be affected by SB8 are people with low incomes, people of color, and people who are already parents. In this case, the vast majority of those people also happen to be women.  

We believe in the autonomy of physicians, and we believe in the agency of patients.  

We celebrate the brave and important work of our Texas partners National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, Haven Health – Amarillo, Access Esperanza Clinics, the Afiya Center, as well as the National Network of Abortion Funds, Plan C, If/When/How, and the various Planned Parenthood affiliates supporting Texas patients at the moment (and always), and invite others to join us in lifting these and other groups that help bridge access gaps.  

In addition, we are taking action by collaborating with other funders on long-term strategies, as well as listening to grassroots groups on the ground as they courageously organize – once again – around another abortion ban. We call on the philanthropic community to meet this moment, and to join us as we lift the voices of those most affected by this latest attack on reproductive autonomy.  

Health care is an inalienable right, and we will continue doing what we can to ensure families are in full command of their own trajectories and can live healthy, fulfilling lives.  

A Better Place

Published By Jeneye Abele, CEO / Photo Credit Fox 21 News

There were 18 victims of the mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder in March. All these people had dreams, quirks, habits and everything that makes us human. They all leave behind networks of family, friends and coworkers who are trying to make sense of their loss. Countless more people have lost their lives to gun violence, including nearly 20,000 Americans, just in 2020. For Argosy, this most recent tragedy hits particularly close to home, with an office in Boulder and some of our partners located there. We are grieving for the loved ones of the victims. We are grieving for the communities they leave behind. We are grieving for the AAPI community. And, we are grieving for our nation who continues to grapple with hate and violence.

Like so many other issues today, the topic of gun safety is bitterly divided. The extreme stances on both sides often drown out the much larger portion of the population who supports a balanced approach. Everyone wants to feel safe and no one wants to suffer the agonizing loss of a loved one to gun violence. Perhaps it is naive to think we can start to bring together those with opposing views with those shared values, as so many of us retreat into the security of our staunchly held ideals. However, unless we continue to aspire to that vision, we will get nowhere. 

Our mission at Argosy includes supporting people and programs that make our society a better place to live. What does ‘a better place’ mean? I submit it means a place where people feel safe and heard, and where they are celebrated for collaboration, solutions, and kindness. We know gun violence is a wickedly difficult problem with complex components and considerations. To get to solutions, we must be willing to allow for some equally difficult conversations, a lot of imperfection, and a willingness to see the humanity in our fellow humans.

A World Where All People Are Empowered

Published by Jeneye Abele, CEO

To the family of George Floyd and to everyone who has suffered racial injustice, we are listening. We are willing to be uncomfortable and acknowledge how deeply institutionalized racism is. We are grieving the injustices people of color have experienced and grieving the behavior, conscious or unconscious, of those of us in power who perpetuate these. We intend to use this grief, and the hope for a more equitable and kinder world, to inform how we engage in our grantmaking. We are taking action now, by more actively examining our current partnerships through the lens of racial equity and exploring where we can have a greater impact going forward. Our vision is a world where ALL people are empowered and inspired to make a positive impact on their communities and our world.

We are listening.

Statement from Jeneye Abele, President and CEO, on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

As Roe v. Wade is overturned, millions of women and families will not only face a future of economic uncertainty, limited opportunities, and increased health risks, but most importantly the loss of their basic right to make private health and life decisions.

The recent SCOTUS decision has further strengthened our resolve to continue funding intersectional abortion access work, comprehensive sexual health education, access to a full-range of contraceptives, and training for providers to increase capacity of the reproductive health infrastructure. We are also reviewing our internal benefit policies to ensure that our staff are equipped with the tools they need to pursue comprehensive healthcare in the setting and state of their choosing.

In addition, we will continue using our platform to lift the incredible work of our tireless partners in this area, including Planned Parenthood, the National Network of Abortion Funds, If/When/How, Plan C, CHOICES, and several state-based abortion funds whose work will prove essential in connecting patients to the medical care they deserve. We invite the funding community to join us in supporting this work.

Hope and gratitude for all the hardworking individuals who remain committed to changing this increasingly challenging landscape is essential right now. While anger, frustration and fear are certainly justified and understandable in this moment, we will continue to focus on highlighting the successes and compassion of our partners and everyone who remains committed to the agency of women and birthing people.

Access Reproductive Justice

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health

If/When/How – Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Kentucky Health Justice Network

Plan C

National Network of Abortion Funds

Reproductive Justice Action Collective

Planned Parenthood

Statement from the Board of Trustees on the Passage of Texas SB8

Argosy’s vision is about empowering all people. This grew out of the seed of healthcare advancements that made it possible for people to live longer, fuller, and healthier lives. Equity, quality of life, and dignity are key underpinnings of our grantmaking.  

In light of this, we are profoundly alarmed at the recent developments in Texas, where patients and their physicians are being prevented from accessing a safe, legal method of managing one’s own pregnancy. These are personal, private health care decisions. As with previous attacks on health care access, those most likely to be affected by SB8 are people with low incomes, people of color, and people who are already parents. In this case, the vast majority of those people also happen to be women.  

We believe in the autonomy of physicians, and we believe in the agency of patients.  

We celebrate the brave and important work of our Texas partners National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, Haven Health – Amarillo, Access Esperanza Clinics, the Afiya Center, as well as the National Network of Abortion Funds, Plan C, If/When/How, and the various Planned Parenthood affiliates supporting Texas patients at the moment (and always), and invite others to join us in lifting these and other groups that help bridge access gaps.  

In addition, we are taking action by collaborating with other funders on long-term strategies, as well as listening to grassroots groups on the ground as they courageously organize – once again – around another abortion ban. We call on the philanthropic community to meet this moment, and to join us as we lift the voices of those most affected by this latest attack on reproductive autonomy.  

Health care is an inalienable right, and we will continue doing what we can to ensure families are in full command of their own trajectories and can live healthy, fulfilling lives.  

A Better Place

Published By Jeneye Abele, CEO / Photo Credit Fox 21 News

There were 18 victims of the mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder in March. All these people had dreams, quirks, habits and everything that makes us human. They all leave behind networks of family, friends and coworkers who are trying to make sense of their loss. Countless more people have lost their lives to gun violence, including nearly 20,000 Americans, just in 2020. For Argosy, this most recent tragedy hits particularly close to home, with an office in Boulder and some of our partners located there. We are grieving for the loved ones of the victims. We are grieving for the communities they leave behind. We are grieving for the AAPI community. And, we are grieving for our nation who continues to grapple with hate and violence.

Like so many other issues today, the topic of gun safety is bitterly divided. The extreme stances on both sides often drown out the much larger portion of the population who supports a balanced approach. Everyone wants to feel safe and no one wants to suffer the agonizing loss of a loved one to gun violence. Perhaps it is naive to think we can start to bring together those with opposing views with those shared values, as so many of us retreat into the security of our staunchly held ideals. However, unless we continue to aspire to that vision, we will get nowhere. 

Our mission at Argosy includes supporting people and programs that make our society a better place to live. What does ‘a better place’ mean? I submit it means a place where people feel safe and heard, and where they are celebrated for collaboration, solutions, and kindness. We know gun violence is a wickedly difficult problem with complex components and considerations. To get to solutions, we must be willing to allow for some equally difficult conversations, a lot of imperfection, and a willingness to see the humanity in our fellow humans.

A World Where All People Are Empowered

Published by Jeneye Abele, CEO

To the family of George Floyd and to everyone who has suffered racial injustice, we are listening. We are willing to be uncomfortable and acknowledge how deeply institutionalized racism is. We are grieving the injustices people of color have experienced and grieving the behavior, conscious or unconscious, of those of us in power who perpetuate these. We intend to use this grief, and the hope for a more equitable and kinder world, to inform how we engage in our grantmaking. We are taking action now, by more actively examining our current partnerships through the lens of racial equity and exploring where we can have a greater impact going forward. Our vision is a world where ALL people are empowered and inspired to make a positive impact on their communities and our world.

We are listening.

The Buzz Is Building

Published by: Matt Gaboury

What’s better than a win-win solution? A win-win-win solution! And that’s just the type of innovative solution our partners at the Center For Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy are helping promote. Their work helps address a myriad of concerns- the immediate need for rapid expansion of renewable energy sources; the rapidly disappearing populations of pollinator species so many of our crops and plants rely on, and the increasingly difficult economic realities facing so many small farms around the country. The solution? Pollinator-friendly solar. Instead of the gravel or monoculture grass so often placed underneath large land-based solar arrays, Fresh Energy works to ensure these sites are seeded with high-quality native flowers and grasses that pollinators so deeply reply on. With this simple, yet often ignored factor, those “wins” really start multiplying- pollinators get the habitat they need to thrive and farmers and other land-owners reap not just the economic benefits leasing land for solar can bring, but a myriad suite of environmental benefits in the process- pollinators that provide critical services for their crops, as well as native plants that can capture and filter storm water, prevent erosion, and build up soil health. Even better? We all benefit from increased investment in renewable energy that doesn’t come at the expense of hurting agricultural productivity.

The Center For Pollinators in Energy have become not just the go-to experts and resource for solar projects considering pollinator-friendly plantings, but they’ve also become national cheerleaders for spreading awareness on this important work. With partnership campaigns from makeup companies to food brands to breweries (yes, solar beer!) and now, national recognition from the Cleanie Awards (the gold standard awards for the clean energy industry) and even the Emmys (take that, HBO!), it’s clear the future for pollinator-friendly solar is just as sweet as the honey it helps produce. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition, all!