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Rona Peligal

Vice President for Development and Communications

Rona Peligal is the Vice President for Development and Communications at the Fund for Global Human Rights,


Cher-Wen DeWitt

Director of Partnerships

Cher-Wen is the Segal Family Foundation’s Director of Partnerships. She leads the foundation's partnerships work, engaging peers in the funding community in the U.S. and globally to advance its mission of building an equitable community of donors and doers committed to working in true partnership.


Barbara Waxman

Life Stage Expert, Coach, Gerontologist, Speaker, Author

Barbara Waxman is one of the only Gerontologist-coaches in the United States. Her breakthrough coaching has inspired hundreds of individuals and senior leaders with compassion, honesty, and a light heart while incorporating cutting edge research and methodologies.


Tessa Zimmerman & Abhinav Khanal

Program Directors - Little Big Fund

Tessa Zimmerman and Abhinav are Program Officers for the Little Big Fund, which, in addition to grants, offers a 40-hour course for social impact leaders to gain practical fundraising and grant writing skills, network connections, and micro-grants to launch their ventures. To date, LBF has provided more than 40K in micro-grants...


Julie Broome

Director - Ariade Network

Julie Broome is director of Ariadne, a network of European funders supporting human rights and social change.  Ariadne has over 550 members representing around 170 foundations across 23 countries.


Swatee Deepak

Executive Director - With and For Girls

Swatee is the Director of With and For Girls Collective a unique donor collective focused on increasing resources to adolescent girls around the world.


Negar Tayyar & Josie Naughton

Fearless Leaders

Negar Tayyar is one of the driving forces being the Global Whole Being Fund, while Josie Naughton is the co-founder and CEO of the UK-based Choose Love.


Julie Davitz

Head of Impact Solutions for Wealth Management, BNP Paribas Bank of the West

Head of Impact Solutions for Wealth Management at BNP Paribas Bank of the West, Julie Davitz reveals keys to better fundraising from the Wealth Management sector.


Maya Winkelstein

CEO - Open Road Alliance

Maya Winkelstein is the CEO of Open Road Alliance, a philanthropic and investment initiative offering fast, flexible funding via loans and charitable grants to help nonprofits and social enterprises overcome obstacles to impact.


Karen Ansara

Philanthropist - New England International Donors

In late 2008 Karen cofounded New England International Donors (NEID). With her husband, Jim, she makes grants to end global poverty and promote global health primarily in Haiti via the Ansara Family Fund at TBF. 


Ken Goody

Foundation Executive - Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

Ken Goody has over 25 years of experience with private and family foundations, financial and nonprofit institutions with activities including grantmaking and philanthropy and strategic development.


Kady Sylla

Senior Advisor

Kady Sylla is Senior Advisor – Africa at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Kady oversees our Africa partnerships, network-building and programs.


Fred Brown

CEO - The Forbes Funds

Fred Brown is President & CEO of The Forbes Funds, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and a philanthropic organization focused on strengthening the management capacity and impact of community nonprofits in the Pittsburgh area.


Sarah Miers

Investment Principal - Mulago Foundation

Sarah Miers of the Mulago Foundation gives insight on what it takes to become a Mulago fellow, as well as what start up organizations should know before reaching out to donors.


Nina Blackwell

Executive Director - Firelight Foundation

Nina Blackwell is the Executive Director of the Firelight Foundation, donor-enabled philanthropic fund which allows individual and foundation donors to support catalytic community-based organizations in Africa that are working to build smart, sustainable and scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth.


Susan Treadwell

Deputy Director - Open Society Initiative for Europe

Susan Treadwell is the Deputy Director of the Open Society Initiative for Europe, where she oversees the foundation’s grant making activities in the European Union.

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