C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser

Program Officer, Satterberg Foundation

CC Gardner Gleser comes to the Satterberg Foundation as a Program Officer. CC has spent her time working with nonprofits focused on equity and changing educational outcomes for underserved children; she previously worked at Rainier Scholars and TAF (Technology Access Foundation). Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, CC spent many years working in software as an engineer and project manager for GE Healthcare (formerly PHAMIS, Inc.). She is very involved in her community, both locally and nationally. She currently serves on the boards of Andrus Family Fund, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest, and The Bush School. She previously served as the National President of the Yale Black Alumni Association and on Yale’s Board of Governors.

CC received her bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Yale University, and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Seattle University.


Family Philanthropy Speaks

Family Philanthropy Speaks: A Conversation with CC Gardner Gleser

Posted on August 30, 2021 by Nicholas A. Tedesco, C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser

CC Gardner Gleser is the first non-family chair of the Andrus Family Fund and is the Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Satterberg Foundation. In this Family Philanthropy Speaks conversation with Nick Tedesco, CC shares her path to philanthropy, how her own history intersects with the Satterberg family’s wealth creation, and the value of independent directors in the… Read More

Philanthropy’s Connection to the Interwoven Histories of Wealth and Poverty

Posted on May 14, 2021 by C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser

What are the pervasive narratives around wealth and how wealth is made? And how do we situate our own stories into, or outside of, those narratives? Attendees will grapple with these questions and examine the way that systems, structures, and labor contribute to building wealth. Philanthropy is beginning to interrogate these wealth origin stories and to consider the fact that… Read More

All Peer Network Event on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Posted on January 17, 2019 by C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser, Jennifer Langton, F. Javier Torres

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Many family foundations have made racial equity, diversity, and inclusion a focus in their grant making and organizational culture. Join colleagues from all NCFP Peer Networks to discuss racial equity and inclusion in family foundations from both a staff and family member perspective, and hear insights, best practices, and resources for bringing an equity lens to your family foundation… Read More