Meet the Grantmakers - Online


Enjoy this series of conversations with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Ask about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of philanthropic giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by the panelists' commitment to their communities and their passion for the nonprofits that work in partnership with them to achieve meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

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JANUARY 19, 2022  11am Pacific

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Foundation for the Mid South

Sol Anderson

Sol Anderson, President and CEO, Evanston Community Foundation, Evanston, IL

Sol directs all ECF operations, acting as the Foundation's steward; demonstrating strategic leadership; and, overseeing the organization’s management, operations, and communications. Sol joined ECF in June 2021. Most recently, he served as Executive Director for I Grow Chicago, a nonprofit in the Englewood community that works to eradicate the roots of violence. Previously, Sol served as the Chicago Executive Director of LIFT Incorporated, an organization that partners with parents to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and to build prosperity. Earlier in his extensive career, Sol served in a variety of leadership roles for the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing, Cristo Rey Community Center and SCORE! Educational Centers. Sol has been a contributing member of the Evanston community for 15 years where he is thrilled to be raising his family. He holds a BA and an MBA from Michigan State University.


Gina Stilp

Gina Stilp, Executive Director, Zilber Family Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

Gina is executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation, a private grantmaking institution dedicated to increasing access to social and economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods. Gina collaborates with the board of directors to guide the Foundation’s strategic planning and grantmaking, and oversees its programs, community affairs, and operations. She joined the Foundation in 2010 as a program officer to support the implementation of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a $50 million initiative to support local leaders and neighborhood revitalization efforts in three Milwaukee neighborhoods. Gina began her career at New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity where she helped facilitate the construction of hundreds of affordable housing units in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Gina has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and an MBA from Marquette University. She lives in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood with her husband and son.  


Tim Greseth, Executive Director, Oregon Wildlife Foundation, Portland, OR

Tim has led Oregon Wildlife Foundation since 2008. The Foundation has been an important force in conserving and preserving fish, wildlife, and their natural habitat in Oregon for over forty years. Through partnerships with other nonprofits, private industry, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the foundation has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout Oregon. Notable campaigns include purchase of 17 miles of the lower Deschutes River, restoration of salmon habitat in coastal and Willamette Valley streams, and restoration of two of Oregon's iconic lakes. Tim has also spearheaded education and outreach programs along with increasingly effective social media to engage and inspire Oregon residents.


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Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles, city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.


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