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 philanthropic giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by the panelists' commitment to their communities and 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.

Sign up now for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11am Pacific and save your seat!

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OCTOBER 27, 2021  11am Pacific

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Foundation for the Mid South

Ivye L. Allen, Ph.D., President, Foundation for the Mid South, Jackson, MS

Dr. Allen leads this regional foundation serving Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that focus on community development, education, health and wellness, and wealth building. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has leveraged more than $750 million to the region. Ivye’s prior work includes serving as Chief Operating Officer for MDC Inc. and Director of Fellowship Programs for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Before working in the nonprofit arena, Ivye’s early experience was in finance and marketing for fortune 100 corporations. Her education includes a Ph.D. in public policy from Columbia University; an M.S. in Urban Affairs from Hunter College; an M.B.A. in marketing and international business from New York University; and a bachelor’s in economics from Howard University. 


Sara Montrose, Program Officer, Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Sara Montrose manages a portfolio of grants through the Foundation's responsive grantmaking program. Prior to coming to the Foundation in 2007, Ms. Montrose spent seven years as a Program Manager at Voices for Children, the San Diego affiliate of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Associate advocating for children in foster care. Ms. Montrose was also an elementary school teacher for several years in New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, Ms. Montrose serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Heritage Square Museum, a collection of eight historic structures in Northeast LA. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she holds a bachelor's degree with a major in psychology and a minor in Latin American studies. 


Mark D. Constantine, Ph.D., President & CEO, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, Richmond, VA

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation works to foster an equitable and healthy Richmond region through grant making, research, convenings, and impact investing.  Prior to joining RMHF, he served as senior vice president at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville, Florida, where he directed the Program-Related Investment and affordable housing activities of the Fund.  Dr. Constantine served for more than a decade as a consultant to foundations and national nonprofit organizations on issues related to governance, strategy, and learning. His clients included First Nations Development Institute, Ford Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Constantine has authored two books, Wit and Wisdom: Unleashing the Philanthropic Imagination (2009) and Travelers on the Journey: Pastors Talk about Their Lives and Commitments (2005). Dr. Constantine holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University) and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke Divinity School.


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Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles, city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.


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