Person Deutsche Bank

Jim Baek 

Jim Baek is a Director at Deutsche Bank where he heads the Community Development Finance Group and oversees the bank’s lending, investing and philanthropy for community development and impact in the U.S.

Person Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Richard Besser 

Richard Besser, MD, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position he assumed in April 2017. Besser is the former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ABC News’ former chief hea…

Person McKnight Foundation

Kara Carlisle  

Kara Inae Carlisle joined the McKnight Foundation in 2017 as vice president of programs. Since joining the Foundation, Carlisle has been supporting cross-program strategy and development, in particular exploring intersections across diversity, equit…

Person Surdna Foundation

Don Chen 

Don Chen is the President of the Surdna Foundation where he leads the 100-year old foundation’s efforts to strengthen and further leverage its commitment to social justice.

Person Annie E. Casey Foundation

Lisa Hamilton 

A talented and visionary leader with a deep understanding of the needs of kids and families, Lisa Hamilton is the president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Person The Prudential Financial Foundation

Shané Harris 

Shané Harris leads Social Responsibility and Partnerships at Prudential and is President of The Prudential Foundation.

Person Citi Foundation

Brandee McHale 

Brandee McHale is Head of Community Investing and Development at Citi and President of the Citi Foundation. In this capacity she leads efforts to drive economic opportunity around the globe, including through oversight of Citi’s Community Developmen…

Person The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tawa Mitchell 

Tawa has responsibility for grantmaking in the Chicago Commitment program, a portfolio aimed at achieving a city that is connected and integrated, where prosperity is shared, opportunity is equitable, and civic and cultural assets are available to e…

Person The JPB Foundation

Barbara Picower 

Barbara Picower is the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The JPB Foundation, a charitable institution founded in 2011 from the proceeds of the estate of her late husband, Jeffry M. Picower.

Person Bank of America

Andrew Plepler 

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Plepler served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation, in addition to supervising that foundation’s Outreach and Education department.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.

Person Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ryan Rippel 

Ryan D. Rippel, director of Mobility from Poverty in the United States Program, oversees the foundation’s national work to strengthen pathways out of poverty and ensure all have access to the American Dream.

Person The Rockefeller Foundation

Otis Rolley 

Otis Rolley joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019.

Person W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Joe Scantlebury  

Joe Scantlebury leads, designs and implements strategic programming efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation priority places.

Person Morgan Stanley

Celine Suarez 

Celine Suarez is Head of Corporate Sustainability and Reporting, and an Executive Director in the Global Sustainable Finance Group at Morgan Stanley.

Person Ford Foundation

Maria Torres-Springer 

Maria Torres-Springer is vice president for US programs. She oversees all of the foundation’s domestic programming for Civic Engagement and Government, Creativity and Free Expression, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice, Future of Work(ers), Just Cit…

Person MetLife Foundation

A. Dennis White 

Dennis is President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation. He is responsible for managing Foundation and corporate contributions, company volunteer activities and directing the social and community investment programs of MetLife and MetLife Foundation.