WHO WE ARE
We work to further Housing Justice and Criminal Legal Reform.
We fund community-led efforts to divert people and funding away from over-policing, mass incarceration, and extreme sentencing and invest in local efforts to build healthy, safe, and affordable housing.
We believe racial equity is central to building a just society.
Our grantees are overwhelmingly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led (BIPOC) organizations repairing the damage from a long history of criminalization and racial discrimination.
THE BUTLER STORY
It all started with family.
Founded in 1992, the Butler Family Fund has always threaded together family and social justice values. Our founding board was composed of the seven nieces and nephews of Zella and Jack Butler. They wanted the Fund’s work to mirror the overarching principles of their aunt and uncle’s lives: respect for all human beings, enhancement of individual opportunities, and a concern for the less fortunate in our society. As one of America’s preeminent public interest lawyers and a lifelong advocate for citizens’ rights and justice, our founding board chair, Alan Morrison, created an indelible imprint by ensuring that policy, advocacy, and long-term change were integral to our work. The 'Magnificent Seven' hired founding executive director Martha Anne Toll, who put the Fund on the map and oversaw its growth and development for twenty-six years.
The founding board intentionally engaged their children, who began serving on the board early in Butler’s creation. Recognizing the importance of family, we successfully transitioned to leadership by our second-generation. We are delighted to have started welcoming the third generation of family members to the Board. See the Butler Family Fund, The First Ten Years for further information about our history and generational transition.
The Magnificent Seven
Larry Gravin, Sue Binswanger, John Hirsch, Peggy Horan, Lowell Blankfort, Steve Hirsch & Alan Morrison
BUTLER FAMILY FUND LEADERSHIP
Eve Binswanger Wildrick (she/hers)
Eve is the principal of Eve Wildrick Design, an interior design firm based in New York. Founded by her mother in 1961 under the name Executive Interiors, Eve joined the firm in 1976. Eve changed the name in 2021 to better reflect the firm's diverse client base.
In addition to chairing Butler's board, Eve has served on the boards of Hampshire College, Germantown Friends School, the Whitemarsh Foundation, the Women's Board of PNC, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art's Women's Committee, and as a member of the Whitemarsh Township Planning Commission. Eve is a graduate of Hampshire College.
Molly Schultz Hafid (she/hers)
Molly joined the Butler Family Fund as the Executive Director in 2020. Before joining Butler, Molly served as the Associate Director of the Philanthropy team at TCC Group where she worked with high net wealth families and foundations to develop strategies for building community power and advancing equity. Before joining TCC, Molly served as the Assistant Director of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, a national social justice grantmaker. In this capacity, Molly oversaw a portfolio of civic engagement, immigrant rights, and racial justice grantees across the country.
A sector leader contributing strategic guidance and thought leadership in social justice philanthropy, Molly received the Neighborhood Funders Group Award for Excellence in Philanthropy in 2018. Molly currently serves as the Treasurer of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) Board of Directors, promoting accountability and the highest standards of integrity and openness within the sector. She is the Chair of the Board of Just Fund, the only nonprofit grantmaking solution created by funders and organizers of color. She co-founded Funders for Justice and served as a co-chair until the end of 2021. Molly also serves as part-time faculty for the nonprofit management programs at New York University and The New School.
Molly has a Master of Public Administration specializing in International Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Literature from Antioch College in Ohio. She holds an executive education certificate in Nonprofit Financial Sustainability from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School.
Anne Morin (she/hers)
Anne is the Associate Director of the Butler Family Fund. She works closely with grantees, funders, and other partners to expand and deepen the Fund’s work in homelessness and criminal legal reform. She leads Butler’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness for youth and young adults and helped found A Way Home America, a national movement dedicated to ending youth homelessness. Anne is active nationally; she serves on the Leadership Committee of the Funders Network for Youth Success, is a member of the 8th Amendment Project’s collaborative dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the U.S., and works with the Youth First State Advocacy Fund committed to ending youth incarceration. In addition, Anne plays an active role in overseeing the Butler Family Fund’s investment strategy and staffs the Butler Family Fund’s Finance Committee. Anne joined the Butler Family Fund in 2009. Anne is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received her MBA from Columbia Business School.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eve Wildrick, President
Rebecca Morrison, Vice President
Jody Snider, Treasurer
Lucia Horan Drummond