Rachel Stephenson Sheff

April 18, 2022
Rachel is Managing Director of B Corp, I.G. Advisors – an award-winning global strategy consultancy specialising in social and environmental change. I.G. builds the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and philanthropists to achieve impact and growth, from grassroots organisations through to multi-national initiatives pursuing large-scale, systemic change. As MD, Rachel is responsible for overseeing all I.G. client work, and supporting the Read More

Dilnaz Waraich

April 1, 2022
With over 25 years of experience in education, community organizing, and interfaith engagement, Dilnaz exemplifies generations of engaged and compassionate civil servants. As an immigrant from India and product of the CPS school system, she has been able to overcome the inherent limitations that these institutions impose. As a formally trained educator, her moral code and drive to affect change Read More

Karie Dewan

March 30, 2022
Karie provides consulting support to nonprofits and foundations, helping them optimize their finance and operations departments and provides trust administration support to individuals and families.  Prior to her consulting practice, she served as the CFO at the Stupski Foundation, responsible for overseeing all internal operational functions, including investments and accounting, grants management, human resources, information technology, facilities, and risk management. Read More

Emilie Cortes

March 30, 2022
Emilie Cortes (she/her) is a career financial professional and an entrepreneur whose two greatest passions are impact investing and sharing her love of the outdoors with others. Emilie brings the wisdom of her 24-year career in financial services and philanthropic investment management to ensure that all available assets are dedicated to building a robust economic future for all. Read More

Charisse Grant

March 28, 2022
Charisse Grant is the Senior Vice President & Strategy Advisor. She engages across the organization and Greater Miami to focus on and unlock the Foundation’s potential for greater community impact. She designs and leads major investing efforts that target strategic change and community building, serves as a senior advisor to the President and CEO, develops staff as leaders to advance Read More

Kerry Ellington

March 23, 2022
Kerry Ellington is a freedom fighter, grassroot community organizer and radical educator, recently recognized by Connecticut Magazine as, “Connecticut’s 40 Under 40”. As a Community Organizer she organizes to address issues of police violence, housing, community and economic justice. Kerry currently serves as a Community & Economic Justice Organizer at New Haven Legal Assistance Association. Kerry Ellington, a native of Read More

Janeen Webb

March 23, 2022
Janeen Webb is the Vice-President of Donor Engagement at the Calgary Foundation. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Janeen worked for over 10 years at Inn from the Cold, where she managed all facets of Resource Development for the organization including Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Volunteer Resources, Marketing and Communications and Community Education and Advocacy. Janeen holds a BA/BED Read More

Djaka Blais-Amare

March 23, 2022
Djaka Blais-Amare (she/her) is a seasoned bilingual social sector leader with 18 years of experience in philanthropy, government, and community mobilizing. Djaka is a change agent to shift power dynamics and remove oppressive structures within philanthropic organizations and in relation to communities. As a recognized thought leader on equity in philanthropy, she focuses on continuous improvement, advocates for marginalized voices Read More

Lisl Schoepflin

March 18, 2022
Lisl is a mother, historian, writer, and educator. She joined the Panta Rhea Foundation board in 2008 and became Chair in 2017. Her philanthropic experience includes personal giving, managing Panta Rhea’s discretionary family giving through the Sunflower Fund (2005-2008); founding the Qinti Fund with her sister (2017-present); and participating in donor and movement organizing networks, including Solidaire Network and Thousand Current’s Collaborative Leaders’ Read More

Article Group Org

March 14, 2022
AGO is a nonprofit accelerator. We bridge the gap between remarkable organizations and the creative, tech, and strategic expertise that can help them succeed. Read More