TAG Announces 2024 Emerging Leaders

Oct 24, 2023

2024 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Tech 

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) announces its 2024 Emerging Leaders, selected from a global application pool. Now in its seventh year, the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in philanthropy as the role of technology becomes increasingly central to the mission of philanthropy. The ELI program leverages mentorship and fellowship to advance the careers of 12 rising stars in philanthropy.

The 2024 ELI cohort elevates an intersectional group of professionals working in tech-related roles from philanthropic organizations throughout the U.S. 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 advancing the mission of philanthropy. 

“Alumni of the ELI program are now making a substantial contribution to philanthropy and have risen to leadership roles in family, community, corporate, and private foundations throughout North America, the EU, and UK. The 2024 is similarly poised to make a lasting difference in their organizations and throughout their careers to come.”

– Bill Robertazzi, ELI Program Director, TAG

Congratulations to the 2024 Emerging Leaders and thank you to the invaluable TAG member executives who’ve volunteered their time and expertise as mentors.  

ELI 2024

2024 TAG Emerging Leaders 

  • ALEXANDRIA FEATHERSTON-GOMEZ, Grants Officer at Kenneth Rainin Foundation
  • ALISON ALTEMUSInformation and Program Manager at Eden Hall Foundation
  • ARIEL QUINONESSenior Grants and Systems Associate at The JPB Foundation
  • ELIZA FRENCHGrants Manager at Citi Foundation
  • EMILY MILLERSenior Impact Fund Manager at Twilio.org
  • ERIN JOHNSTONEGrants Manager at Victoria Foundation
  • HENRY TOLEDODirector of Information Systems & Technology at Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • JACQUIE KLOTZBACHDirector of Business Systems & Strategy at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
  • JENNIFER WINDRAMTech Operations Manager at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • LOVISA RAILSTROMIT Specialist at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • MARIA SWOBODAGrant Administrator at Montana Healthcare Foundation
  • RAVI SHAHDirector of Operations and Technology at Wend Collective

Applications for 2025

Applications for our 2025 cohort will open in June 2024. All current TAG members are invited to apply.

“Participating in TAG’s Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) transformed my career. With mentorship, I set clear goals and a solid career path. ELI equipped me with expertise to navigate philanthropy successfully. Beyond mentorship, the program’s networking introduced me to diverse professionals, expanding my network and broadening perspectives. I highly recommend ELI to aspiring tech leaders in philanthropy; it has the power to unlock tremendous potential and transform careers.”

 Rashad Morris, IT/Facilities Manager, Greater Milwaukee Foundation  

Program Funders

The Emerging Leaders Initiative by TAG is made possible through the generosity of our Institutional ($25k) and Sector Steward ($10k) organizations. This additional investment, above their annual membership dues, provides funding for the Emerging Leaders Initiative as well as unique research and annual programs for the broader philanthropic sector.

Thank you to our Institutional Members:

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

Thank you to our Sector Steward Members:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Duke Endowment
  • Ford Foundation
  • JPB Foundation
  • Jessie Ball duPont Fund
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Wallace Foundation
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • William and Flora Hewlett 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.