Board of Directors

The Funders' Network Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the membership. Directors are elected each March to serve a two-year term (with a maximum service of four consecutive terms).



Sharon Alpert

President/CEO
Nathan Cummings Foundation
New York, NY

Cheryl Casciani (Treasurer)

Director of Neighborhood Sustainability
Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore, MD

Shawn Escoffery

Director of Strong Local Economies
Surdna Foundation
New York, NY

Wendy Jackson

Deputy Director, Detroit
Kresge Foundation
Troy, MI

Elizabeth Lynn

Executive Director
van Beuren Charitable Foundation
Newport, RI

Craig Martinez

Program Manager, Neighborhoods
The California Endowment
Los Angeles, CA

John Mitterholzer (Chairperson)

Senior Program Officer, Environment
The George Gund Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Neelima Shah

Program Officer
Bullitt Foundation
Seattle, WA

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer
Barr Foundation
Boston, MA

Scot Spencer

Associate Director for Advocacy and Influence
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore,MD

Nancy Van Milligen (Immediate Past Chairperson)

President / CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Dubuque, IA

Todd Vogel

Managing Director
Loom Foundation
Seattle, WA

Orson Watson, Ph.D. (Vice-Chairperson)

Community Revitalization Consultant
The Garfield Foundation
New Bedford, MA

Thomas Woiwode

Director, GreenWays Initiative
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Detroit, MI

Darryl Young (Secretary)

Director, Sustainable Cities Program
The Summit Foundation
Washington, DC