2023 Emerging Leaders Announced at TAG2022

Nov 16, 2022

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Tech Announced in San Antonio

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) is thrilled to announce its 2023 Emerging Leaders. Now in its sixth year, the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is designed to cultivate the next generation of technology leaders in philanthropy in ways that support both innovation and resiliency. Through intentional mentor pairings and cohort knowledge sharing, these rising stars are provided with the necessary skills to further advance their careers as well as serve the mission of philanthropy.

The 2023 ELI cohort elevates an intersectional group of professionals working in tech-related roles from philanthropic organizations throughout the U.S. and EU. The selected emerging leaders are new in their careers, new in their role, or newly entering the philanthropic sector. All are passionate about the role of technology in fulfilling the mission of philanthropy. 

“The TAG Emerging Leaders Initiative is for thoughtful, ambitious professionals who understand the value of technology to extend and realize the mission of the social sector. The interest and demand for this program continues to grow with many deserving applicants, which led us to increase the size of the cohort to twelve for 2023. In addition, there’s a huge added value for the executives who volunteer to provide mentorship, as they also grow personally and professionally. We are truly seeding this space with current and future stars of philanthropy.”

– Bill Robertazzi, ELI Program Director, TAG

Congratulations to the 2023 Emerging Leaders and thank you to TAG member executives who’ve volunteered their time and expertise as mentors. 

2023 TAG Emerging Leaders 

  • ANA TAMARGOMonitoring and Evaluation Systems Officer, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • ELAINE MUIGrants & Operations Manager, General Service Foundation
  • GEORGE FEDCHANKAIT Manager, Energy Foundation
  • KEONNA BALDWINGrants System Administrator, Health Forward Foundation
  • LAURA KIMURA, Salesforce GMS Lead, Hewlett Foundation
  • LILI WEINSTEINData & Research Analyst, Jessie Ball duPont Fund
  • MARCUS DAVISIT Manager, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
  • REBECCA REYNOLDS JONESHead of IT, European Climate Foundation
  • ROB WEST, Identity & Access Management Service Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • SARINA RABYGrants Manager, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • SYDNEY KOPENBusiness Analyst, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • VIKTORIA PALUSHAJ, Senior Grants Management Associate, The Kresge Foundation

Applications for 2024

Applications for our 2024 cohort will open in June 2023. All current TAG members are invited to apply.

“ELI is where I gained the necessary skills and confidence to advance in my career. The guidance from my mentor made a lasting impact on me, both personally and professionally, and I made meaningful connections with peers in the sector. I now have the tools, resources, and network to accomplish whatever challenges I’m presented with.”

– Tanisha Davis, Vice President of Grant Operations and Planning, Archstone Foundation 

Program Funders

The Emerging Leaders Initiative by TAG is made possible through the generosity of our Institutional member organizations as well as a special award from The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Dues from the Institutional membership include financial support for TAG’s Emerging Leaders Initiative as well as scholarships for our annual conference.

Thank you to our Institutional members:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Heinz Endowments
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 
  • W.K. Kellogg 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.