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PEAK Grantmaking

Carolyn Sosnowski

Special Projects Manager


Carolyn (she, her, hers) joined PEAK Grantmaking in 2015 and contributes to the work of PEAK’s executive office, exploring ways to improve the organization of and access to information, assisting with technology and operations efforts, and providing support for various PEAK projects. Before working directly with PEAK’s top leadership, she curated and created e-learning materials and other content in addition to managing the popular CONNECT online member community. 

She has 25 years of experience working in both nonprofit and for-profit settings conducting research, managing information services, and overseeing professional development and conference programming.

Carolyn received a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Virginia. 

She lives in the Washington, DC, area. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling with her family (art museums rule!), writing postcards to voters, and watching Jeopardy!, on which she was a contestant in 2008.

Published articles

“CONNECTing on Grant Modifications” 

“Grantmaking Agility During COVID-19” 

“Resources: Youth Philanthropy” 

“How to Streamline Your Award and Payment Processes in Times of Crisis”