The Value in Giving Podcast   Episodes

6. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Katherina Rosqueta

 

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On Episode 6 of the Value in Giving podcast, Vanguard Charitable President Jane Greenfield welcomes Katherina "Kat" Rosqueta from The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) at the University of Pennsylvania. On this podcast, the two discuss what exactly "high impact" philanthropy means and what role CHIP has in the battle against COVID-19. Rosqueta shares some tips to make the most of one's charitable donation and how the organization she started is delivering positive change.

Kat Rosqueta

 

Kat Rosqueta

 

Katherina ‘Kat’ M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. Founded as a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy is the premier source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good.

 

Before accepting her appointment to launch the Center, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company; a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.

 

She has held numerous civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children), chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network. She currently serves on the board of GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits, and co-chairs Greenlight Fund Philadelphia, a venture philanthropy fund dedicated to addressing urgent social needs in Philadelphia.

 

Her work and comments have been cited in numerous publications including the New York Times, Slate, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She speaks frequently on social impact management and philanthropy and has lectured at the Wharton Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, and the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management.

 

Kat received her B.A. cum laude from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was the 2012 recipient of the Wharton Women in Business Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award and a 2011 recipient of the Brava! Women Business Achievement Award. She and her husband Michael Idinopulos live in Philadelphia with their three children.

5. Feeding America, Casey Marsh

 

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On Episode 5 of the Value in Giving podcast, Casey Marsh, Chief Development Officer of Feeding America, joins Vanguard Charitable President Jane Greenfield to discuss the invaluable role Feeding America is playing to help alleviate hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. With increasingly more people battling what the organization calls "food insecurity," the need for charitable support in the world of hunger relief has arguably never been greater. On this podcast, Marsh talks about how hunger is often symptom of other societal inequalities and how COVID-19 has shown many Americans that hunger is not just an issue that affects families abroad but one that impacts millions here in the U.S.

Casey Marsh

 

Casey Marsh

 

As Chief Development Officer, Casey Marsh serves as Feeding America’s lead fundraiser, strategist and ambassador to help advance the organization’s mission and strategic goals. Casey is focused on helping to grow revenue streams for integrated fundraising efforts by building strategic partnerships, cultivating donors and expanding markets. She also supports fundraising capacity-building across Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks.

 

Casey joined Feeding America from UNICEF USA, where she worked beginning in 2007 as Regional Managing Director for the Midwest and then as Vice President of Regions-West. In the latter, she oversaw five regional teams and boards across several states in raising awareness, funds and voices to help save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Her accomplishments included leading a team to raise resources from major gifts, corporations, foundations and special events, developing and executing an organizational strategic plan, leading key national partnerships, and building and developing boards.

 

In her role as Managing Director for the Midwest Region, Casey helped support UNICEF’s mission by engaging individuals in the Midwest. During this time, she led donor visits in Panama, Zambia, Mozambique, Montenegro and Jordan to advocate on behalf of the world’s children in Chicago and across the country.

 

Prior to joining UNICEF USA, Casey served on the Development team at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago from 2000 to 2007. She currently serves on the foundation’s Honorary Board of Directors.

 

Casey earned her Master of Science in Public Service Management at DePaul University in Chicago, where she focused her research on the psychology of giving. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Loyola University Maryland.

4. CDC Foundation, Dr. Judy Monroe

 

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On Episode 4 of the Value in Giving podcast, Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, joins Vanguard Charitable President Jane Greenfield to talk about the critical role the CDC Foundation is playing in the fight against COVID-19 not just in the U.S. but around the globe. Monroe talks about what the CDC Foundation is doing now to support relief efforts and how today's work has been informed by the Foundation's fight against pandemics and epidemics in the past. Additionally, this discussion dives into who's donating (it's not just adults) and how to donate to an organization helping pave the way for a path back to a "new normal."

Judy Monroe

 

Dr. Judy Monroe

 

Dr. Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, has dedicated her career to protecting people and saving lives. She joined the CDC Foundation in February 2016 as president and CEO, following her role as a deputy director of CDC and director of CDC’s Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. In her work at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe advances priority programs that improve the health of people around the world and prepare other nations to better prevent, detect and respond to dangerous health threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. During her tenure as the state health commissioner for Indiana she served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials through the H1N1 pandemic. Dr. Monroe currently serves on the board of directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation and for the Georgia Global Health Alliance, and is a member of the Milken Institute’s Public Health Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves as a member of the World Health Organization Foundation’s Advisory group, as well as many national advisory committees and boards.

3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Victoria Vrana

 

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On Episode 3 of the Value in Giving podcast, Victoria Vrana, Deputy Director of Policy, Systems and Giving by All at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks with Jane Greenfield about the unique and critical role the Gates Foundation is playing in COVID-19 relief. Victoria shares insights from the front lines of the Gates Foundation’s role in COVID-19 treatment development, vaccine development, and health initiatives across the globe. Additionally, the two discuss how charitable organizations and individuals can give back during the world’s most critical time of need.

Victoria Vrana

 

Victoria Vrana

 

Victoria Vrana is a Deputy Director on the Giving By All team and joined the Foundation in November 2011. Previously, she served as the the vice president, communications and assessment at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), responsible for the organization's overall internal and external communications and assessment of VPP and its portfolio's performance. She joined VPP as as the chief knowledge officer in 2003. Since June 1999 she served as the director of interactive media for the Morino Institute. Before joining the institute, she was a senior account executive with Millennium Communications, a communication consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations. Her interest in development and usingcommunications and technologyfor social change began at the Network of East-West Women where she directed the first online network linking women in post-Soviet countries. Vrana studied in Germany and Hungary and has a degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Davis.

2. UNICEF USA, Michael Nyenhuis

 

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On Episode 2 of the Value in Giving podcast, Michael Nyenhuis, President and CEO of UNICEF USA, speaks with Jane Greenfield about how his organization is supporting children around the world before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As the newly appointed leader of the organization, Michael shares a bit about his philanthropic background and how one of America's most recognizable charities is fighting the Coronavirus by delivering needed medical supplies and educational solutions to those who need them most. To view the celebrity-filled, special event Michael references in the podcast, visit www.unicefwontstop.org.

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Michael Nyenhuis

 

Before becoming CEO of UNICEF USA in March 2020, Michael served as CEO of Americares since 2014. He also served as CEO of the global nonprofit MAP International for 13 years. A former journalist with a passion for global health, he previously served on USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and chaired the board of the Integral Alliance, a global network of faith-based NGOs. He also currently serves on the board of InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based relief and development organizations working internationally, and the leadership council at Concordia, an organization and forum that promotes cross-sector partnerships for social impact. A Minnesota native, Michael holds a Masters in Business Administration from Emory University and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Communications from University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

1. Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Nicole Taylor 

 

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On Episode 1 of the Value in Giving podcast, Nicole Taylor, President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, speaks with Jane Greenfield about the importance of supporting COVID-19 relief efforts through philanthropy. Nicole shares more about how her background as a public school teacher inspired her to be an agent of change and how the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and its donors are working to alleviate the serious inequalities in our communities brought to light by COVID-19.

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Nicole Taylor

 

Nicole Taylor is president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She brings together a rich background in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofit administration and fundraising with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

 

In joining SVCF in December 2018, Nicole returns to the Bay Area from Arizona, where she served as vice president of the ASU Foundation. She also previously served as deputy vice president and dean of students at Arizona State University. Prior to her time at ASU, Nicole was the associate vice provost of student affairs and dean of community engagement and diversity at Stanford University, after serving as president and CEO of Thrive Foundation for Youth in Silicon Valley.

 

Nicole also spent more than 15 years with the East Bay Community Foundation, eventually serving as its president and CEO for six years. Nicole received both her M.A. in Education and A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she began her career as an educator in Oakland public schools. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco for six years and is currently a board member for Common Sense Media.

Host

Jane Greenfield

 

Jane Greenfield

President

 

The Value in Giving is hosted by Jane Greenfield, president of Vanguard Charitable. Prior to joining Vanguard Charitable in 2015, Jane held a number of positions as a principal at Vanguard in the Institutional, Retail, and Financial divisions.

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