Maya Diggs

Program Assistant

What do you do at NCFP?

As the program assistant, I collaborate with the program team to facilitate virtual learning opportunities and curate resources. I also support communications by making content updates to the NCFP website.

What did you do before NCFP?

I began my postgraduate career in the NBCUniversal page program. As a page I contributed to a variety of departments including corporate social responsibility, Telemundo community affairs, and NBC digital news. After the program, I transitioned to a production assistant role at MSNBC. I graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication.


Voices from the Field

A Generosity of Spirit: The Legacy of Black Philanthropy

Posted on February 26, 2021 by Maya Diggs

Courtesy of Any Lane from Pexels As we approach the conclusion of Black History Month we are pleased to share a fresh look at the special role of Black philanthropy in the U.S. “African American giving is grounded in a collective sense of responsibility and obligation towards the community and the continuing larger struggle for liberation. It is based on… Read More
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Takeaways from Engaging Youth Peer Network: Supporting Youth Givers Across Ages

Posted on December 23, 2020 by Maya Diggs

Courtesy of August de Richelieu from Pexels During the final Engaging Youth Peer Network event of 2020, participants had the opportunity to hear about a variety of strategies for including youth in family philanthropy. Our featured speakers Alexis Marion, Neil Gobioff, and Marlene Corrado shared real stories and discussed several tools and activities that they have found helpful. This meeting… Read More
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Service, Impact, and Changemaking

Posted on November 3, 2020 by Maya Diggs

As a newcomer to the field of family philanthropy, I’ve spent a significant amount of time thinking about why I’m interested in this path. Broadly speaking, I’ve always known that service, impact, and changemaking would be part of my life. For me, helping people is not just a career aspiration. It’s a responsibility. It’s a calling that is rooted in… Read More