Chris Steed

December 2, 2022
Chris Steed is Executive Director of the Fullerton Foundation, a private family foundation based in Gaffney, SC. He works with a board of dedicated directors to foster healthcare innovation throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina.  Prior to that he served United Way of the Piedmont for 10 years–first as Vice President of Community Impact and then Read More

Brooks Reed

November 30, 2022
I have worked with the CAF Group in a variety of roles since October 2015, when I was a co-author on the report titled Beyond Integrity: Exploring the role of business in preserving the civil society space (Charities Aid Foundation, 2016). After briefly working with CAF UK’s International Team in London, I joined CAF America in 2017 and have led Read More

Nancy Bacon

November 29, 2022
Nancy Bacon is a teacher, instructional designer, and learning strategist who has worked for over 25 years in the nonprofit sector. She is CEO of Nancy Bacon Consulting LLC, an educational production company that works with nonprofits, associations, public agencies, and philanthropic partners to design and deliver learning experiences that help people take action. Nancy regularly writes and speaks on topics Read More

Liz Dozier

November 21, 2022
From education to activism, Liz Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to eradicate systemic inequities that limit America’s communities from thriving. Her ambition is born from her experiences as a teacher and principal in Chicago Public Schools. In 2016, Dozier launched Chicago Beyond, which works to ensure all young people have the opportunity to live a free and full Read More

Charlotte Cottier

November 18, 2022
Charlotte Cottier leads communications strategy and serves as a philanthropic advisor at Crown Family Philanthropies, a foundation based in Chicago. She brings a decade of experience at the intersection of the private and nonprofit sectors to her work, helping individuals, organizations, and communities move from ideas to impact. Charlotte received her BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University, her MA in Read More

Tracy Wasden

November 16, 2022
As CEO of The Gibney Family Foundation, Tracy oversees the operations of a narrowly focused mission. She intuitively sees opportunity to grow the Foundation in perpetuity, engages the next generation as future leaders, and brings the family together grounded in values. Tracy strives to give the Foundation a credible voice with partners in the field and leads a team who Read More

Jeff Williams

November 16, 2022
Jeff Williams is the Director of the Johnson Center Community Data and Research Lab at Grand Valley State University. With expertise in operations, strategy, data analytics, and public policy, Jeff is passionate about connecting data to people to action. He oversees CDRL’s annual research agenda, as well as relationships with partner organizations and communities. Read More

Christy Vickers

November 10, 2022
Christy Vickers is the Marketing and Communications Associate at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). He works with the marketing team to promote NCFP’s work across the website, social media, and email. In addition, he helps to track analytics across all marketing channels. Originally from Ireland, he previously worked in communications for both Charities Institute Ireland and The Irish Read More

Caryl M. Stern

October 27, 2022
Caryl M. Stern serves as Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, a position she has held since 2020. She is a former President and CEO of UNICEF USA. An author, activist and global advocate for the health and well-being of children, Caryl has dedicated her career to helping others through education, compassion and the expansion of civil rights. Since Read More

Micah McElroy

October 19, 2022
Micah McElroy is the Associate Director of Research for the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Micah is interested in the factors that shape philanthropic practice with the broader goal of ensuring philanthropy nurtures an egalitarian and democratic society. He graduated with a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, where he researched how philanthropy Read More