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Meet the Partners: Barbara Bowman

Get to know Impact Giving Partner, Barbara Bowman, through a fun Q&A round we had with her recently! Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and graduated from NYU School of the Arts. Long before I got to NYC, I knew I wanted a career in entertainment. I began college at Ohio University where I worked in the Radio Station, the TV Station and local cable outlet in many capacities. I left …

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Faces of Philanthropy: Jerri Rosen

We recently got a chance to connect with Jerri Rosen, Founder of Working Wardrobes. Check out what she has to say below. How did you become interested in philanthropy?My family always had a tradition of giving – actually it’s a Jewish tradition to give tzedakah. It started with ‘the little blue box’ that sits in most Jewish homes and children learn to give weekly. A filled blue box is given to the synagogue and the …

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Faces of Philanthropy: Grace Tsai

Grace Tsai is the co-founder and executive director of the Dragon Kim Foundation, a 2019 and 2022 Impact Giving grant recipient. She is a marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience managing consumer-focused brands. Aside from serving as executive director of the Dragon Kim Foundation, Grace utilizes her marketing experience to promote the organization and establish relationships with funders, volunteers and supporters. She loves spending time hiking with her dog, Tango, learning and …

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Meet the Partners: Elida Sanchez

Elida Sanchez is a macro social worker focused on the field of education, community advocacy and program development/implementation. She has extensive experience creating support systems and managing district-wide programs to serve students, families, teachers and administrators. She enjoys working with community entities, such as nonprofits and for-profit corporations, to promote and provide basic needs and essentials to unlock student potential while expanding their current and future opportunities.  Mostly recently, Elida has focused on unhoused McKinney-Vento …

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Female Faces of Philanthropy: Debbie Wells

Debbie Wells is the Executive Director of AISS Foundation, a 2021 Impact Giving grant finalist. Debbie has more than 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, supports numerous nonprofits, and has a passion for nurturing the personal, educational and professional development of young people. We recently asked her a few questions about her philanthropic life. We promise you’ll be moved by her story.  What drew you to start working with nonprofits? Early in my …

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Meet the Partners: Christina Garkovich

Impact Giving Partner, Christina Garkovich is now a passion-driven philanthropist, but she’ll be the first to tell you that her career aspirations were initially elsewhere.  Christina grew up in Walnut Creek, California with her family and made a bold choice to move out of the area when she turned 18. In her new city of residence, Long Beach, California, Christina attended college at Cal State Long Beach and graduated with her Bachelor in Political Science. …

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Meet the Partners: Kathy Osann

Over the last 4 years as an Impact Giving Partner, Kathy Osann has been instrumental in leading grant committees throughout the grant process and has now taken on the role of Grants Chair. We are very excited to have her fulfill this position as she is an expert in many fields, including grant writing. Kathy trained as an epidemiologist and biostatistician at UC Berkeley and has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine …

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Meet the Partners: Caterina Richards

Introducing Impact Giving Partner, Caterina Richards! From leading one of Impact Giving’s Grant Recipients, Bracken’s Kitchen, to participating in her church’s worship team, Caterina has made a huge impact on her local community.  Let’s start at the beginning. Caterina was born and raised in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. As a young teenager, she moved to San Francisco with her family to be with her grandfather after she spent 6 years in a convent …

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