Launched in 2010, the program helps prepare mid-career professionals at foundations and nonprofit organizations to lead high-performing organizations and programs in the U.S. and around the world. Participants in the year-long program delve deep into major issues facing philanthropic leaders; gain access to an extensive network of CEOs, trustees, search firm executives, and national thought leaders; attend virtual and in-person career trainings; and work with an executive coach who advises and supports them as they continue along their career path.
The twenty-four members of the 2018 cohort include Roy Agloinga, program officer at the Rasmuson Foundation (Anchorage, Alaska); Elizabeth Cheung, senior program officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Agoura Hills, California); Victoria Grasso, senior program officer at the Cooper Foundation (Lincoln, Nebraska); Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, director of program initiatives at the San Antonio Area Foundation (San Antonio, Texas); Vivian Oden, director of donor services at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (Norfolk, Virginia); LaDawn Sullivan, director of leadership and equity at the Denver Foundation (Denver, Colorado); and Monica Varela, director of impact, metrics, and evaluation at the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Bogota, Colombia).
"Career Pathways is a leadership incubator and reflects the council’s steadfast commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in and beyond the field of philanthropy," said COF president and CEO Vikki Spruill. "Our 2018 cohort class raises the bar on talent, drive, and vision — and we are eager to begin engaging with our cohort and for them to be able to apply their new knowledge at their home institutions and in their communities."
For a complete list of 2018 Career Pathways participants, see the Council on Foundations website.