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Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson

Anthony became president of The George Gund Foundation in 2022. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as executive director of The Nord Family Foundation in Amherst, OH, where he previously served as an associate director and program officer. Before working in...

Vice Chair, Board; CEO, George Gund Foundation

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Birch Beaudet
Birch Beaudet

Birch, former Executive Director of the Wilburforce Foundation, led the Foundation’s program and administrative teams to implement the Foundation’s strategic framework. Birch originally joined Wilburforce in 1999 as Program Officer for Evaluation, and served as...

Former Executive Director, Wilburforce Foundation

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Don Chen
Don Chen

Don Chen (he/him) is the President of the Surdna Foundation, a national family foundation dedicated to fostering sustainable environments, inclusive economies, and thriving cultures. He leads the century-old foundation’s efforts to strengthen and further leverage its...

President, Surdna Foundation

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Jesús Gerena
Jesús Gerena

Jesús is CEO of UpTogether (previously Family Independence Initiative), a national organization with a bold mission of changing policies, systems, and underlying beliefs so that all people in the United States are seen and invested in for their strengths and are able...

CEO, UpTogether

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LaTida Smith
LaTida Smith

LaTida is the president of the Winston-Salem Foundation, a 102-year-old community foundation. LaTida took the reins at the Foundation, which serves Forsyth County, North Carolina, in September 2021. Prior to her appointment at the Winston-Salem Foundation, LaTida...

President, Winston-Salem Foundation

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Lee Alexander Risby
Lee Alexander Risby

Lee leads the Effective Philanthropy team at the Laudes Foundation in Switzerland. Risby steers the organisation in measuring, evaluating, and learning from results and long-term impact. In his role, he also leads the foundation’s efforts to build partners capacities...

Director of Effective Philanthropy, Laudes Foundation

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Phil Buchanan
Phil Buchanan

Phil Buchanan, president of CEP, is a passionate advocate for the importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Hired in 2001 as the organization’s first chief executive, Phil has led the growth of CEP into the leading provider of data and insight on...

CEP President

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Richard Ober
Richard Ober

Dick leads the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the largest private provider of nonprofit grants and student aid in northern New England. The Foundation manages more than $1 billion in charitable funds donated by hundreds of families and individuals, and awards...

President and CEO, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Sampriti Ganguli
Sampriti Ganguli

Sampriti is a Senior Advisor at Arabella Advisors’, where she served for seven years as the firm’s chief executive officer.  In that role, she oversaw all aspects of the firm’s performance, including revenue, operations, strategic growth, marketing, and client...

Senior Advisor, Arabella Advisors

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Stephanie Hull
Stephanie Hull

Stephanie is president and CEO of Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs and experiences to more than 132,000 girls through a network of 80 local organizations across the...

President and CEO, Girls Inc.

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Taryn Higashi
Taryn Higashi

Taryn is the executive director of Unbound Philanthropy, which she joined as the first member of staff in 2008. Taryn has helped Unbound grow into a significant actor contributing to pluralistic, just, and equitable societies in the U.S. and the U.K. that recognize...

Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy

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Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D.
Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D.

As a Senior Advisor for Blue Meridian Partners, Tiffany provides strategic advice to the leadership team on the operating systems and shared services necessary to support Blue Meridian’s growth, performance, and delivery of its value proposition to investees and...

Chair, Board; Senior Advisor, Blue Meridian Partners

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