Thank You,
Diana L. Morris!

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OSI-Baltimore says farewell to founder and director Diana Morris

Twenty-one years after she founded OSI-Baltimore – the only US field office of Open Society Foundations – from her kitchen table, Diana Morris will officially step down as director at the end of June. This is a page to thank Diana for her years of service to the people of Baltimore, to share memories and reflections on her tenure at Open Society, and to celebrate her impact and legacy.

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  1. Dear Diana,

    Thank you for your love, light, and leadership.

    You inspire us to be the very best version of ourselves – to open our hearts and our minds – to give back to humanity with humility and enthusiasm. We are eternally grateful for YOU.

    Blessings to you always! Lots and lots of love!
    -Nupur & Guy

  2. Diana, you have been a tremendous blessing to our city and region. I so wish you many more years of good health and continued passion. Stay very well.

  3. Diana, thanks for leading the way in the advocacy and systems change arena. You lift up those who are marginalized and never stop finding creative ways to address some of the most challenging issues our city faces. We are grateful for your partnership over the last 20 years.

  4. Diana, there are few hires in my 40-year career of which I am prouder than yours! You built an extraordinary presence for Open Society in Baltimore and in the process made life better for many thousands of people. Take a bow! Gara

  5. You have left Baltimore a better place and I will miss you and your work greatly. Fair winds and following seas, JC

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