Dale R. Anglin

Director, Press Forward

Anglin was a speaker on the panel Press Forward: A half-billion-dollar philanthropic initiative to revitalize U.S. local news” at the 25th ISOJ. Watch the presentation here.

Dale R. AnglinDale R. Anglin serves as the inaugural director of Press Forward, the growing coalition of local and national funders committed to investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities, democracy, and local news. Dale has deep experience in leading funder collaboratives, centering equity, and growing supporting local news initiatives. Most recently, Dale served as vice president for Proactive Grantmaking at the Cleveland Foundation, managing a $60 million grantmaking budget. Dale led the effort to invest in a regional network of nonprofit journalism initiatives, including the creation of Documenters Cleveland and Signal, the nonprofit newsroom of Cleveland and Ohio. From the beginning, the Signal newsroom was designed to reflect the community it serves, with stories sourced from community members. Dale had previously invested in NJ Spotlight and Chalkbeat Newark while she worked at the Victoria Foundation in Newark, NJ.
Dale has led multiple funder collaboratives. More recently, she spearheaded Cleveland-based collaboratives that created a new system of integrated physical health and mental wellness in schools, addressed community violence and assisted the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dale also helped create a first-of-its-kind Cleveland Black Futures Fund, built the racial equity capacity of local foundations, and raised awareness about minority students’ lack of access to STEM programming by commissioning the county’s first-ever report on STEM equity.
Before joining the Cleveland Foundation, Dale was associate director for programs at the Victoria Foundation, executive director of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and was a social analyst for the Congressional Research Service, both in Washington D.C. Originally from Chicago, Dale has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She was in the first cohort of the Council on Foundations Career Pathways Leadership Program.
Press Forward is housed at The Miami Foundation, which serves as its fiscal sponsor and manages a pooled fund and coordinates aligned grantmaking on behalf of participating funders. For more, visit pressforward.news.