Ramik Williams is a Senior Relationship Manager at Siegel Family Endowment (SFE), where he is responsible for applying SFE’s inquiry-driven approach to sourcing and grantmaking across the organization's portfolio of interest areas, and for learning and knowledge gathering. Prior to joining SFE, Ramik managed workforce development and youth service programs across New York City, and acted as the Executive Director at Directions for Our Youth. Ramik holds an MPA from the Metropolitan College of New York, and a BA/BS from SUNY Fredonia.
Note: As the moderator of this panel, Ramik will speak primarily from the experience that he cultivated during his time leading youth service organizations in and around New York City. His role as moderator does not necessarily reflect SFE's broader organizational objectives or priorities.
Chief Development Officer, Oliver Scholars
Gabrielle Gilliam is a fund development and non-profit management professional with over two decades of experience in fundraising and institutional advancement. She has served in leadership positions at organizations such as United Negro College Fund, Bottomless Closet, Poly Prep Country Day School, the French-American Foundation, and Opening Act. In 2014, Gabrielle became an independent consultant, providing strategic planning and fundraising support to NYC-based non-profit organizations. Her client list has included the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Fiver Children's Foundation, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, and The Peter Westbrook Foundation. She is also a Lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Social Work. Gabrielle received her BA in Drama and Africana Studies from Vassar College and her MA in Performance Studies from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts.
VP - Senior Manager of Strategy & Social Impact, Office of Charitable and Community Giving, TD Charitable Foundation
Dominique is a compassionate, astute and progressive philanthropic leader in the Philadelphia metro area; who recently has been promoted to TD's Charitable Giving Strategy Senior Manager. She is responsible for aligning TD's corporate giving to its broader strategic priorities in partnership with regional Charitable Giving Managers. The TD Charitable Foundation's goal is to drive broader philanthropic impact that aligns with the bank's global corporate citizenship strategy "The Ready Commitment." In 2017, Dominique was featured in Generosity's, "12 people of color leading the social impact charge in Philadelphia."
Senior Director of External Engagement, Change For Kids
@changeforkids With over 20 years of nonprofit experience, Jessica is passionate about creating equitable opportunities for today's youth and tomorrow’s leaders and breaking down community silos that act as barriers to success. Jessica's early career began as the Clinical Director of Programs working with formerly homeless adults addressing mental health issues and most recently has focused on helping social impact organizations advance their missions through fundraising, communications, and strategic initiatives. Jessica has a BA in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University's Teachers College, and postgraduate training in psychoanalysis.
Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship Blackstone Charitable Foundation New York
Kaitlyn Wood is a Program Manager with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, where she manages the firm’s approach to strategic nonprofit partnerships, community impact and employee engagement. Kate also drives efficiencies across the Foundation's operations and grant management functions.Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, she served as the Director of Development at Partnership with Children, an NYC-based nonprofit that provides critical mental health services for students and engages families in the school community, where she oversaw all fundraising and communications initiatives.Kate received her BA in Spanish Literature and Political Science from Colgate University, and is an alumnus of the Princeton University AlumniCorp’s Emerging Leaders Program.
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