Our Team

Rusty Stahl is Founder, President and CEO of Fund the People, where he stewards our vision and mobilizes resources for our mission. He previously served as founding Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), the national association of young and new foundation professionals.

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Portrait of Erin Giunta

Erin Giunta is the Project and Operations Manager for Fund the People, where she supports programmatic work, such as our podcast and forthcoming Funding that Works Academy. 

Advisory Council

Meenakshi Abbi, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Caroline Altman Smith,
The Kresge Foundation
Stephanie Andrews,
Bush Foundation
Lucy Bernholz,
Stanford Center on Philanthropy + Civil Society
John Brothers,
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Lisa Brown Alexander,
Nonprofit HR
Gali Cooks,
Leading Edge
Colleen Cruikshank, Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Meghan Duffy,
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Terry Edwards,
Kathleen Enright,
Council on Foundations
Russ Finkelstein,
Coach and Consultant
Tom Fuechtmann,
Community Memorial Foundation
John Gershman,
New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Lupita González,
The Thrive Advisory
Wanda Jackson,
National Urban League
Monisha Kapila,
Emily Kessler,
ER Kessler Consulting
Dr. Max Klau,
New Politics Leadership Academy
Gara LaMarche, 
Colin Powell School, City College of New York
Libbie Landles-Cobb,
The Bridgespan Group
Philip Li,
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Seth Linden,
Gather Consulting, LLC
Daphne Logan,
Start Early
Sonia BasSheva Manjon, PhD
LeaderSpring Center
Jasmine McGinnis Johnson,
The George Washington University
Michael Moody,
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Sonia Ospina,
New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Anita Patel,
Bush Foundation
Claire Peeps,
Durfee Foundation
Maria Pignataro Neilsen,
Chief HR Officer
Vincent Robinson,
The 360 Group
Kristen Ruff,
Philanthropy New York
Pratichi Shah,
Flourish Talent Management Solutions, LLC
George Suttles,
Commonfund Institute at Commonfund
Alexis Terry,
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld,
Building Movement Project

As of December 2022