Renee Karibi-Whyte

May 9, 2022
Renee Karibi-Whyte leads Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ efforts to share its research and expertise on impactful philanthropic practice with individuals, families, and organizations seeking to accelerate social change. As a member of the executive team and head of communications & partnerships, Renee is intimately involved with RPA’s Theory of the Foundation initiative, Strategic Time Horizon research, Philanthropy Roadmap guides, and other Read More

Leslie Ramyk

May 9, 2022
Leslie Ramyk is currently the executive director of the Conant Family Foundation, a family foundation focused on racial, environmental, and reproductive justice. CFF shifted some of its grantmaking last year to a BIPOC community-led external review team and intends to increase the proportion of funding granted this way in the future. Leslie has worked in philanthropy in Chicago since 1996 and Read More

Megan Costigan

May 6, 2022
Megan Costigan is a Third Generation (3G) member of the Tracy Family Foundation (TFF) and is a part-time Program Manager at the Foundation. She served as Chair of TFF’s Next Generation Advisory Board (NGAB) from 2012-2016. Megan now serves as the TFF Advisor to the Next Generation Advisory Board. In addition, in 2007, she held a one-year seat on the Read More

Jean Buckley

May 6, 2022
Jean Buckley is the President of the Tracy Family Foundation. She has served in this position since 1997 through present day. Jean is a second-generation Tracy family member.  There are 131 living Tracy family members in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations ranging in ages from 1 month to 72 years.  The Tracy Family Foundation is funded by her family’s Read More

Nwamaka Agbo

May 6, 2022
Nwamaka is the CEO of the Kataly Foundation and Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund. In her roles, Nwamaka collaborates with the Kataly team to lead the foundation’s day to day operations, while holding the community-centered strategy and vision for the Fund. With a background in community organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy work on racial, social and environmental Read More

Cathy Cha

May 4, 2022
Cathy Cha is president & CEO of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Under her leadership, the Fund is exploring new and innovative approaches to advancing equality and justice so every person has opportunities to thrive and to live life with dignity and hope. Cathy’s path-breaking approach to collaboration among funders, movements, nonprofits, and government has helped spark wide-ranging Read More

Emily R. Warren Armitano

April 26, 2022
Emily is the Land Conservation and Water Program Officer for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin. She is responsible for leading the design of the land and water program strategies and managing a grants portfolio to achieve the foundation’s sustainability goals. Emily joined the foundation in 2019, bringing with her deep experience in community engagement, movement-building, connecting research Read More

Jerry Kenny

April 26, 2022
In the United States and across the globe, Jerry has developed solutions at the intersection of education and economic development within the academic, federal, and non-governmental sectors. Most recently, Jerry coordinated regional and national networks, led program initiatives, and created the essential guide and tools to accelerate the recovery and strengthen the resilience of the early education sector in the Read More

Kathleen Flanagan

April 26, 2022
Kathleen Flanagan develops and implements strategic grantmaking areas on economic development in rural communities. This effort includes policy and practice in workforce development, entrepreneurship, rural economic development and promoting family economic success. She joined the Foundation in February 2016 from the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, which is an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. At the Read More

Eleni Refu

April 26, 2022
Eleni Refu is the senior engagement associate responsible for leading the engagement strategies of NCRP’s Power Moves project. Having spent the last six years in the charitable sector as a fundraiser and then as a program evaluator, she understands how power imbalances manifest and the kinds of systemic approaches necessary to effectively address them. Previously, Eleni was the accountability and Read More