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.

Advisory Council

Meenakshi Abbi, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Caroline Altman Smith, The Kresge Foundation
Stephanie Andrews, Bush Foundation
Linda Baker, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Erin Barnhart, International Partnership for Service Learning
Lucy Bernholz, Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
John Brothers, T. Rowe Price Foundation
Richard Brown, American Express
Lisa Brown Alexander, Nonprofit HR
Chris Cardona, Ford Foundation
Gali Cooks, Leading Edge
Holly Delany Cole, LeadersTrust
Meghan Duffy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Terry Edwards, AARP
Kathleen Enright, Council on Foundations
Russ Finkelstein, ClearlyNext
Tom Fuechtmann, Community Memorial Foundation
Miguel Garcia, National Urban Fellows
John Girshman, New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Bethany Godsoe, New York University’s Leadership Initiative
Ann Goggins Gregory, Habitat for Humanity International
Lupita Gonzales, The Thrive Advisory
Jeanné Isler, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Wanda Jackson, National Urban League
Monisha Kapila, ProInspire
Emily Kessler, brightspot strategy
Max Klau, New Politics Leadership Academy
Gara LaMarche, StoryCorps and Democracy Alliance
Philip Li, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Libbie Landles-Cobb, The Bridgespan Group
Seth Linden, Gather Consulting, LLC
Daphne Logan
, formerly of Feeding America
Sonia Mañjon, LeaderSpring
Dwayne Marshall, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
Marie Massaro, Massaro Consulting
Jasmine McGinnis Johnson, George Washington University
Dahnesh Medora, Meyer Memorial Trust (Chair)
Jeanne Metzger, Exponent Philanthropy
Regan Gruber Moffitt, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Michael Moody, Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Maria Pignataro Neilsen, InsideNGO
Tamir Novotny, formerly with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Emiko Ono, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Sonia Ospina, New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Anita Patel, Bush Foundation
Clarence Patton, The Pipeline Project
Claire Peeps, Durfee Foundation
Vincent Robinson, The 360 Group
Kristen Ruff, Philanthropy New York
Abby Saloma, Schusterman Foundation
Pratichi Shah, Flourish TMS
George Suttles, Common Fund Institute
Alexis Terry, American Society of Association Executives
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Building Movement Project
Edgar Villanueva, The Schott Foundation for Public Education
Anne Wallestad, BoardSource

As of July 2019