Patience B. Peabody, Vice Chair

Position: Flamboyan Foundation

Patience Peabody is the Senior Managing Director of External Affairs at the Flamboyan Foundation, a philanthropic organization working to ensure students most impacted by inequity are prepared to succeed in school and beyond. She is a seasoned nonprofit executive, crisis management leader, and anti-poverty advocate and philanthropist.

Patience is a native Washingtonian who grew up in southeast Washington, DC. With a strong village of support, she graduated from Hampton University and later received her master’s degree from Georgetown University. She began her career as a Fellow through the Congressional Hunger Center’s Emerson National Fellowship Program.

Since then, Patience has laid professional roots in the nonprofit, government and philanthropic sectors. At Flamboyan Foundation, she currently oversees brand strategy, marketing, media relations, and leadership visibility efforts. Before then, she was appointed as the Director of Communications and Community Engagement at D.C.’s state education agency, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). She led OSSE’s communications, brand, digital media, internal communications, crisis communications, and co-led the agency’s internal culture change efforts. Prior to joining OSSE, Patience was Vice President of Communications and Creative at the national poverty-alleviation organization, LIFT.  She has held roles at The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Share Our Strength, and the Advisory Board Company.

Steadfast in her desire to be the change she herself wishes to see in this world, Patience supports several local and national charities and is committed to making communities stronger. She is Vice Chair of New Futures and a Board Member at The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project.

Patience’s most important and fulfilling roles are being mom to two young girls, Peyton and Sidney, and being a lifelong partner to her husband Dan.

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