Board of Directors

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Board Nominations

The Governance Committee of the GEO board invites suggestions for nominees to the board of directors from our community at any point. If you would like to suggest potential board candidates, and/or express your own interest in joining GEO’s board in the future, please complete this short form. We welcome your ideas for people who share our commitment to advancing GEO’s mission of transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities.

Board of Directors

Thank you to past steering committee and board members:

  • James Abernathy - Formerly of Environmental Support Center
  • Fred Ali - Weingart Foundation
  • Carrie Avery - The Durfee Foundation
  • John Bare - The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Gregg Behr - The Grable Foundation -Beth Bruner - Formerly of Bruner Foundation
  • Imani Constance Burnett - Formerly of Southeastern Council of Foundations
  • Marty Campbell - Formerly of the James Irvine Foundation
  • Chris Cardona - Ford Foundation
  • Roberto Cremonini - Formerly of Barr Foundation
  • Don Crocker - Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Partnership in Philanthropy
  • Liza Culick - Formerly of Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
  • Sylvia de Haas-Phillips - Formerly of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Diana Gurieva - Formerly of the Dyson Foundation
  • Mary MacIntyre Hamilton - Formerly of The Fieldstone Foundation
  • Frances Hansford - Formerly of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Sidney Hargro - Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
  • Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez - The Conflict Transformation Fund
  • Mary Ann Holohean - Formerly of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
  • Mae Hong - Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • David Hunter - Formerly of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • Irene Ibarra - Formerly of the Colorado Trust
  • Thomas Kelly - Hawai’i Community Foundation
  • Daniel Lee - Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Amira Leifer - Formerly of Surdna Foundation
  • Valerie Lies - Formerly of Forefront
  • Handy Lindsey - Ruth Mott Foundation
  • Peter Long - Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Robert Long - Formerly of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Dara Major - Formerly of Surdna Foundation
  • Michael McCoy - Meadows Foundation
  • Laura McGrath - Formerly of Fannie Mae Foundation
  • Glenn McRae - Formerly of the Vermont Community Foundation
  • Clara Miller - Formerly of the F.B. Heron Foundation and Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Ricardo Millet - Formerly of Woods Fund Chicago
  • Mary Mountcastle - Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Kelly D. Nowlin - Surdna Foundation
  • Grant Oliphant - The Heinz Endowments
  • Edward Pauly - The Wallace Foundation
  • Carrie Pickett-Erway - Formerly of Kalamazoo CF
  • Jim Pitofsky - John Templeton Foundation, formerly of SeaChange
  • Tom Reis - Formerly of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Kathy Reich - Ford Foundation
  • Annemarie Riemer - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Albert Ruesga - Formerly of Greater New Orleans Foundation
  • Paul Shoemaker - Formerly of Social Venture Partners Seattle
  • Eric Sloan - Formerly of Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
  • LaTida Smith - Moses Taylor Foundation
  • Rob Stuart - Formerly of Rockefeller Technology Project
  • Natasha Terk - Formerly of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Melinda Tuan - Fund for Shared Insight, formerly of REDF
  • Mary Walachy - Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
  • Suzanne Walsh - Formerly of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation
  • Rick Williams - Formerly of Sobrato Family Foundation and Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
  • Gayle Williams - Formerly of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  • Starsky Wilson - Formerly of Deaconess Foundation
  • Susan Zepeda - Community Foundation of Louisville, formerly of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Thank you to GEO’s founders:

  • James E. Canales - Barr Foundation
  • Barbara Kibbe - S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation
  • Janine Lee - Southeastern Council of Foundations

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