Meet the Grantmakers - Online


Enjoy this series of conversations with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Ask about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of foundation giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by these leaders' commitment to their communities and by their passion for the nonprofits that work in partnership with them to achieve meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

These events are free!



WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021  11am Pacific

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Jackie Statum Allen, Education Portfolio Director, Bush Foundation, Saint Paul, MN

Jackie joined the Bush Foundation as the Education Portfolio Director in 2018. She manages the strategy, programs, and partnerships for the Foundation’s education initiative, which focuses on making education more relevant for students in terms of who they are, how they learn, and where they want to go. Previously, Jackie worked for more than a decade in public school district administration which included leading the Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Grants Development for Saint Paul Public Schools and working in operations and budget management with Chicago Public Schools. Jackie, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, has advanced degrees from Stanford University and Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. 


Paul Moore, Director of Programs, David Bohnett Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Paul has worked for more than a decade at the David Bohnett Foundation. As Director of Programs, every aspect of the Foundation’s grant-making process comes under his purview, including monitoring grant requests and grantee reports, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations, and representing the David Bohnett Foundation at community and industry events. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of CenterLink, the national association of LGBTQ Community Centers, the Friends of Runyon Canyon, and an Advisory Board Member of the USC Marshall School of Business Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.


Tory Irgang, Executive Director, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown, NY

Tory has served as Executive Director for the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation since 2017. With the help of a dynamic team of seven employees, Ms. Irgang maintains oversight of a $122 million endowment portfolio that makes more than $3.2 million in local grants each year. She is committed to building a future for the Chautauqua region that honors its past and embraces opportunities for growth and renaissance. Previously, she served for seven years as Executive Director for the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and worked in both the government and not-for-profit sectors securing and managing state and federal grants for the health and human service sector in Chautauqua County.  



Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program & fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. Angela has trained other trainers and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. And she brings additional expertise in education and the arts. Angela has facilitated many Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for Project Grantsmanship and for the City of Los Angles, city council members.



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