Chief Executive Officer
Since mid-2010, Jeff has served as the Cheif Executive Officer of Associated Grant Makers. Jeff is currently the Treasurer on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Vice Chair of the board of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Prior to joining AGM, Jeff served for ten years as Executive Director of StageSource, the Greater Boston Theatre Alliance, a regional association for theatre artists and organizations. Jeff has also worked at the Huntington Theatre Company in a number of positions and as General Manager at the New Repertory Theatre.
Additionally, Jeff has served on the Leadership Team of the national D5 Coalition on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy, as Chair of the Arts Services Coalition of Boston, as Board Treasurer of Massachusetts Advocates for Arts Sciences and Humanities (a pre-cursor to MassCreative), and as a member of The Boston Foundation Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Advisor Corps. In 2007, Jeff was one of 56 arts leaders to attend the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leadership-Arts at Stanford University Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation. In 2011, Jeff was awarded the StageSource Theatre Hero Award for his long-time service to the Greater Boston theatre community. Jeff is a resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Ithaca College.
Director of Programs and Services
Diana joined Associated Grant Makers as the Director of Programs and Services in April 2016. For the prior seven years, Diana had been serving the philanthropic sector. In her role as Senior Program and Member Services Manager at CF Insights (a former initiative of FSG), Diana worked with hundreds of community foundations across the country helping them use comparative data in order to make smarter business decisions. In addition to working with individual community foundations, she has also partnered with the Council on Foundations, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance GIFT Program, Michigan Council on Foundations and the Florida Philanthropic Network in a variety of ways, all focused on enhancing resources to the field. Diana holds a BA in Communication Studies from Framingham State University and a MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
Senior Director, Finance and Administration
As Senior Director of Finance and Administration since 2004, Ann oversees all financial aspects of AGM’s operations. Reporting directly to the CEO, she is responsible for collecting and analyzing financial data, preparing budgets and financial statements, managing the annual audit as well as keeping an eye on AGM’s day to day financial activity.
Moving to Los Angeles after completing grad school, Ann held the positions of Assistant Director of the Continuing Education Department at Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design; Financial Manager for Cori Films International and Manager of The Antique Guild. During her twenty years in Southern California she also provided accounting services and consulting to small businesses; bought and sold antiques and collectibles; took numerous art classes and trips through the wine country. Ann has a BS in Education from Salem State College; a MS in Education from Boston University and completed the Accounting program at UCLA. She is on the Finance Committee of the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers.
Programs and Administrative Associate
Jannie joined Associated Grant Makers as the Programs & Administrative Associate in October 2016. Prior to joining AGM, Jannie worked as a legal assistant at Clark+Elbing, a patent law firm in Boston. She previously worked in development and production at Firehouse Center for the Arts and in the Education & Community Partnerships Department at Center Theatre Group. Jannie holds a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Theatre from the University of Southern California.
Senior Director of Communications
Since joining AGM in 2002, Gail has been responsible for the communications and branding in her position as the Director of Communications. Her work includes creating AGM’s marketing collateral such as the Annual Report and Member and Nonprofit Partner collateral, design and content updates of the AGM website, production of the Members newsletter and promotion of AGM programs and events via social media outlets. Before entering the nonprofit field, Gail had over 10 years of experience in the corporate sector with Hill, Holliday Exhibition Services as Director of Marketing for conferences for Primary Medicine Today, American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Realtors, Deltek Systems as Director of Strategic Marketing and Director of B2B Marketing at experience.com.
Gail serves on the committee of Boston Women Communicators, a professional association of marketing and communication professionals and the Board of the Christopher Catanese Children's Foundation and the New England Patients' Right Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Programs and Services Manager
Formerly the Programs and Administrative Associate at AGM, Michael stepped into the role of Programs and Services Manager in April 2016. Michael serves as the lead manager on the Nonprofit Partners Program and assists with implementation of Member Programs and Services. Michael has been with AGM since 2013, when he began as an Administrative Associate, providing administrative support, customer service and grants research tutorials. Michael has been a member with the Boston chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) since 2013, and was named to it's steering committee in 2016. A graduate of Northeastern University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance, Michael is also a local actor who has been an Artistic Associate with imaginary beasts since 2010 and has served on the Artistic Board with Happy Medium Theatre since 2012. Other local credits include: Actors' Shakespeare Project, Boston Playwright's Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Stoneham Theatre, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company, Theatre on Fire, Heart and Dagger, Whistler in the Dark, and ShakespeareNOW! Michael returned to Northeastern University in fall 2016 to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship.
Program Manager, Summer Fund
Molly joined the Associated Grant Makers team as the Summer Fund Program Manager in November 2016. Molly will oversee all special initiatives run by the Summer Fund. Prior to joining our team, Molly held various roles in the non-profit sector as programming staff. Most recently, Molly was High School Program Manager for MetroLacrosse in Boston. Prior to moving to Boston, she resided in Des Moines Iowa where she served as a Program Manager for an arts-based organization serving juvenile court involved youth. She is a proud alumni of the Public Allies AmeriCorps program. Molly holds a BS in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from the College of William and Mary and is currently attending Northeastern University to receive her MS in Leadership.
Research Associate and Meet-the-Donors Program Manager
Since 2005, Georganna has worked in various capacities at AGM. She began as Associate Librarian at the AGM Resource Center for Philanthropy (RCP) and transitioned into a combined position where she coordinates AGM’s Meet-the-Donors series and also conducts research for AGM Members and Partners. Georganna divides her work week between AGM, Earthworm, Inc. – a nonprofit recycling organization, and the Dedham Community Theatre.