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ANNOUNCEMENT: Lisa Philp Named Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy and Director of GrantCraft

June 22, 2011

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Lisa_philp Lisa Philp has been appointed vice president for strategic philanthropy and director of GrantCraft, a new position at the New York City-based Foundation Center. Ms. Philp recently stepped down as managing director and global head of philanthropic services for the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York, where she oversaw $100+ million in annual grantmaking by 65 foundations and, with her team, advised several hundred major donors each year.

Beginning October 1, Philp will oversee GrantCraft -- originally created by the Ford Foundation to help grantmakers hone their craft and be more effective -- which became a joint project of the Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre earlier this year. In that role, she will be responsible for overseeing GrantCraft's web site, the creation of training resources, and the development of new products with her counterpart Ms. Rosien Herweijer, recently named GrantCraft director by the European Foundation Centre in Brussels. As the Foundation Center's lead on strategic philanthropy, Philp will work with foundations, affinity groups, regional associations of grantmakers, donors and their advisors, and philanthropy intermediaries to help meet their needs for custom knowledge services that facilitate cooperation and working at scale on important social, economic, and environmental issues.

"Under Lisa's leadership, the Foundation Center is poised to expand and strengthen the strategic resources we provide to grantmakers globally," said Foundation Center president Bradford K. Smith. "Lisa's passionate commitment to social change, her extensive networks, and proven track record bode well for both the Foundation Center and the philanthropic community at large."

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1998, Philp served as a program officer for youth development and education at the Robin Hood Foundation and as director of communications and government relations at Philanthropy New York. She also has held positions at several Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits, including the American Film Institute at the Kennedy Center, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Public Technology, Inc.

Philp formerly served as chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, as a vice chair of the New York Women's Foundation, and as a board member of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. A frequent commentator on philanthropy matters in the press, she has also taught master's level coursework on philanthropy as an adjunct professor at New York University.

Join us in welcoming Lisa to the Foundation Center!


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Posted by Michael Seltzer  |   June 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Congratulations to Lisa and to the Foundation Center for choosing her to lead GrantCraft

How wonderful that she will be bringing her extensive experience in philanthropy to promulgating solid practices in our field.

All my best wishes for every success in all of your endeavors.


Michael Seltzer

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