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PEAK Grantmaking

Chapters

14 chapters across the United States offer opportunities for PEAK Grantmaking members to connect and learn closer to home.

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Attend an Upcoming Event

Learn about a hot topic in philanthropy, develop skills to advance your career, and connect with your local grantmaking community. 

  • Organization Members: complimentary for all chapter events
  • Individual Members: $25 for educational events; no cost for networking events
  • Non-members*: $55 for educational events; no cost for networking events. We invite all grantmaking professionals to sign up for complimentary Individual Membership. Join today

Note: PEAK Grantmaking chapter meetings are open to our members and to those who are eligible for Individual Membership. Other guests (such as vendors, students, and those not in the grantmaking profession) may participate on an event-by-event basis, as determined by chapter leadership and with an understanding that no sales pitches are permitted.

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Host a Chapter Event

Support your chapter, PEAK Grantmaking, and your regional philanthropic community by hosting a chapter educational or networking event. Host foundations provide event meeting space and/or catering. 

Learned something new or have an idea to share? Work with volunteer leaders to plan a chapter event to help your peers improve and grow their skills. 

For more information and potential opportunities, reach out to our team at chapters@peakgrantmaking.org or 202-920-6275.

Become a Volunteer

Expand your network of local grants management professionals. Enhance your leadership skills. Impact the philanthropic community in your region. Volunteer with your chapter.

Chapter volunteer leaders receive special training throughout the year. Terms for regional chapter officers run on the calendar year, and ongoing opportunities may be available. Contact our team to learn more about volunteer opportunities at chapters@peakgrantmaking.org or 202-920-6275.

Access Chapter Leader Resources

PEAK Grantmaking offers a number of resources to help chapter leaders succeed in their roles. To learn more visit the Chapter Leader Resource Hub

In 14 regional chapters led by – and for – grants management professionals, PEAK Grantmaking members gather to share knowledge, strengthen practice, develop skills to meet career goals, and advance the profession all while enjoying each other’s company. All members are welcome to attend any chapter event.

PEAK Delaware Valley

Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey

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PEAK Florida

Florida

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Fernanda Kuchkarian, Health Foundation of South Florida, Cochair
  • Sissi Villamizar, Helios Education Foundation, Cochair
  • Carla Batts, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Membership Cochair
  • Judith Fletcher, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, Membership Cochair
  • Lindsey Morrison, Florida Humanities, Communications Cochair
  • Brittany Timmons, Community Foundation of South Lake County, Communications Cochair
  • David Bender, Pinellas Community Foundation, Programs Cochair
  • Kirsten Schmitz, Helios Education Foundation, Programs Cochair

PEAK Greater Washington, DC

District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern Virginia

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Andrew Brown, Meyer Foundation, Cochair
  • Erin Mathews Thomas, Potomac Health Foundation, Cochair
  • Andrea Carroll McNeil, HumanitiesDC, Membership Chair
  • Roberto Bacalski, American Nurses Foundation, Membership Chair
  • Mark Himes, Bainum Family Foundation, Program Cochair

  • Lisa Hahn, PEW Charitable Trusts, Communications Chair

PEAK Mideast

Kentucky, Ohio, Central and Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Emily Hughes, Mathile Family Foundation, Chair
  • Sheiron Sanchez, Sisters Health Foundation, Program Chair
  • Erin Prescott, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, Membership Chair
  • Gina Dotson, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Communications Chair
  • Kate Huff, The C.E. and S. Foundation, Technology Chair

PEAK Midwest

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Jenna Beltrano, Julian Grace Foundation, Cochair
  • Tara Havlicek, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, Cochair
  • Judith Hill, Chicago Housing Authority, Membership Cochair
  • June Matayoshi, Irving Harris Foundation, Membership Cochair
  • Deborah Clark, Woods Fund of Chicago, Program Cochair
  • Conor McLaughlin, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Communications Cochair
  • Vanessa Gonzalez, AASM Foundation, Communications Cochair

PEAK Minnesota

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Kaitlin Ostlie, InFaith Community Foundation, Cochair
  • Dorothy Wickens, The McKnight Foundation, Cochair
  • Kayslee Kemp, The Medtronic Foundation, Program Cochair
  • Jaime Martinez, Program Cochair
  • Lorinda Chagnon, Margaret A. Cargill, Communications Cochair
  • Janet Jablonske, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Communications Cochair

PEAK New England

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Kim Dame, van Beuren Charitable Foundation, Leadership Committee
  • Sue Fulton, Endowment for Health, Leadership Committee
  • Niina Wirgentius, Fidelity Foundation, Leadership Committee
  • Kerri Hurley, The Barr Foundation, Leadership Committee
  • Molly Braden, Mott Philanthropic, Leadership Committee
  • Genie McGowan, Fidelity Foundation, Membership Chair
  • Jeanne Brown, Health Resources in Action, Communications Chair

PEAK Northeast

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Liz Donohue, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Cochair
  • Inna Livitz, Russell Sage Foundation, Cochair
  • Tania Cornish, Park Foundation, Program Cochair
  • Irene Williams, The Leona M. and Harry B.  Helmsley Charitable Trust, Program Cochair
  • Roshani Desai, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Membership Cochair
  • Erin Johnstone, Victoria Foundation, Communications Cochair
  • Abigail Opoku-Agyemang, The Starr Foundation, Communications Cochair

PEAK Northern California

Northern California

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Patrick Taylor, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, Chair
  • Daniel Oviedo, Stupski Foundation, Vice Chair
  • Kimberly Canfield, Irvine Foundation, Programs Chair
  • Kristen Yasukawa, Silicon Valley Water District, Membership Chair
  • Matthew Cherry, Ability Central, Communications Chair

PEAK Pacific Northwest

Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Dominique Hilliard, Ballmer Group, Program Chair
  • Mary McNair, Bullitt Foundation, Communications Chair

PEAK Rocky Mountain

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Kelly Costello, Rose Community Foundation, Chair
  • Kim Lehman Bohemian, Foundation, Membership Chair
  • Megan Maes, Anschutz Family Foundation, Communications Chair
  • Rachel Gonzales, Animal Assistance Foundation, Leadership Team
  • Ryan Severts, The Colorado Foundation, Leadership Team
  • Mary Cotterman, BHHS Legacy Foundation, Arizona Liaison

PEAK Southeast

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Jenny Morgan, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Cochair
  • M.J. Thorne, The Goizueta Foundation, Cochair
  • Candice Kane, The Cannon Foundation, Membership Chair
  • Amelia Holcombe, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Program Cochair
  • Lasindra Webb, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Program Cochair
  • Rebecca Telberg, Dogwood Health Trust, Program Cochair
  • Ryan Rodriguez, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Communications Chair

PEAK Southern California

Southern California

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Nicole Larsen, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Chair
  • Jennifer Katell, The Scan Foundation, Vice Chair
  • Tanisha Davis, Archstone Foundation, Membership Chair
  • Colette Badmagharian, UniHealth Foundation, Program Cochair
  • Sarina Raby, Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles, Program Cochair
  • Karen Wloch, Health Net, Program Cochair
  • Richelle Pitella, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Communications Chair

PEAK Southwest

Oklahoma, Texas

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Volunteer Leaders:

  • Mallory Womble, American Jewish World Service, Chair
  • Amy Brooks, The Rees-Jones Foundation, Leadership Committee
  • Roxanne Ramirez, Petco Foundation, Leadership Committee
  • Pallavi Bharadwaj, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Leadership Committee