2019 TAG Emerging Leaders Announced

Jan 15, 2019

Emerging Leaders Initiative by the Technology Affinity Group

The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) is excited to announce its 2019 Emerging Leaders cohort. The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is designed to help cultivate the next generation of technology leaders in philanthropy. Through a series of coaching, mentoring pairings, and educational opportunities, emerging leaders are provided with the expertise and skills needed to advance in their careers.

The 2019 cohort is a diverse group of information technology, grants management and operational professionals from philanthropic organizations varying in type, size and locale.

“Sharing knowledge has always been one of the defining traits of the TAG community.  As we continue to grow the Emerging Leaders Initiative, it will play a key role in developing a leadership pipeline that is diverse and prepared to step up.”

– Bill Robertazzi, ELI Program Director, TAG

The whole TAG community congratulates this year’s cohort as well as thanks the TAG members who’ve volunteered their time and expertise as mentors!

2019 TAG Emerging Leaders 

  • Logan Appel, IT Project Manager at Rockefeller Foundation
  • Karen Appelbaum, Operations Director at Northwest Area Foundation
  • Carly Benkov, Senior Systems Analyst at Ford Foundation
  • Hugo Castro, Operations Manager at Democracy Fund
  • Dan Halloran, Program and Grants Manager at Robins Foundation
  • Mohamed Huque, Philanthropy Consultant at Grantbook
  • Christopher Jean-Pierre, IT Assistant at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Roland Kennedy, Grants Management Associate at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Jenny Ly, Grants Manager at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Trish McNamee, Manager of Analytics & Innovation at Community Foundation of Sarasota County
  • Erica Renstrom, Information Technology Manager at Austin Community Foundation
  • Sergey Sinyuts, IT Associate at Helmsley Charitable Trust

Applications for 2020

Mark your calendars. Applications for our 2020 cohort will open in June, 2019.

Strategic leadership in philanthropy depends more than ever upon the thoughtful application of technology to scale our missions but also upon a deep commitment to the human side of IT – to co-creating and co-leading. The Emerging Leaders Initiative cultivates these skills for the benefit of participants, their organizations, and the sector as a whole.

– Chantal Forster, Executive Director, TAG

About the Technology Association of Grantmakers

TAG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the strategic, innovative, and equitable use of technology in philanthropy to solve problems and improve lives. With over 2000 members in 300 foundations throughout North America and beyond, TAG is the voice of technology in the philanthropic sector, providing technology professionals, tech funders, and “accidental techies” with knowledge, networks, mentoring, and educational opportunities.

Since 2008, the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) has built a global community, conducted groundbreaking research, and become an advocate for investment in tech infrastructure throughout the charitable sector. For more information, visit tagtech.org.