Leslie Newell Peacock
Freddye Webb-Petett got out of the Delta when she went to college.
Now she’s back South, in Arkansas, bringing with her years of experience in helping needy communities she gained through her work with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Michigan, its Mid South Delta Initiative, and in her previous work heading up Oregon’s office for family services.
Clinton School of Public Service Associate Dean Dr. Tom Bruce — himself a former Kellogg Foundation administrator — persuaded Webb-Petett to come to Little Rock to teach part-time at the school. Now, he’s asked her to head up the school’s Center for Community Philanthropy, which with a $300,000 Kellogg Foundation grant can now move from the idea stage to something with form and substance.