Frances P. Sykes

March 3, 2020
Frances P. Sykes was originally an educator, teaching a variety of subjects in elementary and middle schools throughout the northeast US. For the past thirty years, she has had a varied career. She has managed a privately owned airport, established a small business, managed financial investments and administered residential and agricultural properties. In addition to her current work with financial Read More

Ellen Grill

February 26, 2020
Ellen Grill is the Vice President for Advancement & Philanthropic Services at The Foundation for Delaware County (PA), a new community foundation created in 2016 as a healthcare conversion foundation.  The foundation is Delaware County’s largest independent public foundation, serving more than 560,000 county residents. Read More

Deborah Dauber

February 20, 2020
Deborah Dauber is an experienced strategist with over fifteen years of advising in private and public sectors.  Her consulting practice, Dauber Consulting, provides information and frameworks for strategic planning for both for-profit and non-profit clients. She is a Director for the Dauber Foundation, member and former chair of the Women’s Catalytic Fund of the East Bay Community Foundation, and a Read More

Jennifer Wegbreit

February 20, 2020
Jennifer Wegbreit, principal and founder of Wegbreit Impact Consulting, serves as a trusted advisor to philanthropists and social change leaders. Jennifer is an experienced nonprofit and philanthropic strategist with close to 20 years of experience in social impact and academic sectors, providing high-level strategy, capacity building, research and evaluation services. Jennifer has content area expertise in global health. Jennifer holds Read More

David La Piana

February 18, 2020
David La Piana is the Managing Partner at La Piana Consulting. David helps social sector executives to develop powerful strategies while becoming better leaders for their staffs, boards, and communities. He helps clients quickly home in on their most important strategic issues and begin to develop real, practical solutions. He has authored a number of popular books, including The Nonprofit Read More

San Francisco Foundation

February 12, 2020
Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together with Read More

Heather Fust

February 10, 2020
As Foundant’s VP of Client Services, I thrive on seeing my team bring successful clients onboard with Foundant and then strengthen those relationships through a commitment to exceptional service. Originally from Minnesota, I made Montana home with my family over 13 years ago. I have a technical background focused on customer service delivery with a degree in Management Information Systems Read More

Stephanie Ellis-Smith and Lauren Janus

February 10, 2020
Stephanie Ellis-Smith is a leader with 20 years of experience in the philanthropic sector. She has held every seat at the social sector’s table: non-profit CEO, social enterprise COO, trustee, mentor, and civic activist. Stephanie has held leadership roles that showcase her vision, dedication and expertise at a variety of organizations, foundations, government agencies and companies. Stephanie is a Chartered Read More

Wynn Rosser

February 7, 2020
Wynn Rosser joined the Lufkin, Texas based T.L.L. Temple Foundation as President and CEO on September 1, 2016. He previously served almost 10 years as the chief executive of Greater Texas Foundation. Prior to Greater Texas Foundation, Rosser worked 14 years at Texas A&M University in faculty, staff, and senior administrative roles. He is known for his commitment to cross Read More

Stephanie Goodrid Lawson

February 7, 2020
Stephanie Goodrid Lawson is the Executive Director of the McKinney Family, which is committed to building an environmentally sustainable future for every Hoosier. Through strategic partnerships MFF advocates for environmental justice, seeks to conserve natural resources and empower Indiana communities to live in a healthier, more prosperous and more sustainable manner. She currently serves on the Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Retreat Planning Committee Read More