2022 Emerging Leaders Announced

Oct 6, 2021

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Tech Announced

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) is pleased to announce its 2022 Emerging Leaders cohort. The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is designed to cultivate rising stars and emerging technology leaders in philanthropy in ways that increase innovation and resiliency. Through a series of coaching, mentoring pairings, and educational opportunities, emerging leaders are provided with the expertise and skills needed to further advance their careers and serve the mission of philanthropy.

The 2022 ELI cohort once again brings together a diverse group of professionals working in tech-related roles from philanthropic organizations varying in type, size and locale. Selected participants are new in their careers, new in their role, or newly entering the philanthropic sector. All are passionate about their work and the field. 

“Now in its fifth year, the TAG Emerging Leaders Initiative attracts top notch professionals who understand the value of technology to extend and realize the mission of the social sector. I’m inspired by the 2022 cohort as well as the executives who have volunteered to provide mentorship throughout the upcoming year. Each year’s alumni go on to lead and serve, creating an ELI Alumni network that is shaping the future of philanthropy.

– Bill Robertazzi, ELI Program Director, TAG

Congratulations to the 2022 Emerging Leaders and thank you to TAG member executives who’ve volunteered their time and expertise as mentors.  

presenting the 2022 emerging leaders

2022 TAG Emerging Leaders 

Applications for 2023

Applications for our 2023 cohort will open in June 2023. All current TAG members are invited to apply.

“ELI offered me the perfect structure and format to identify and make progress on specific goals I wanted to achieve, develop a trusting rapport with my mentor, and share various aspects of leadership with other emerging leaders in the cohort. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to learn, grow, and make connections.”

– Karen Appelbaum, Operations Director, Northwest Area Foundation 

Program Funders

The Emerging Leaders Initiative by TAG is made possible by general operating support as well as the generosity of our Sector Steward member organizations. Dues from the Sector Steward membership include financial support for TAG’s Emerging Leaders Initiative as well as scholarships for our annual conference.

Thank you to our Sector Steward members:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Surdna Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation

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.