Chief Executive Officer
Since mid-2010, Jeff has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Associated Grant Makers. Jeff is currently the Treasurer on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Chair of the board of the United Philanthropy Forum.
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.
Programs and Administrative Associate
Kelton had served as Program and Administrative Associate since September 2017. In this position, Kelton plays a key role in delivering and supporting services, and stewardship relationship with AGM’s Grantmaking Members and Nonprofit Partners. Kelton recently completed her MBA in Public & Nonprofit Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where she was able to consult with the Wenham Museum, the Skate for the 22 Foundation, and Celebrity Series of Boston. Prior to Business School, Kelton held Visitor Services roles at the Wenham Museum and the Discovery Museums. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke 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.
Summer Fund Program Manager
Sean Higgins joined AGM as the Summer Fund Program Manager in October 2017 and brought with him a fresh perspective on youth development programs in and around Boston. Most recently, Sean served as a Policy Associate to Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, Rhode Island, focusing on education, workforce development and housing. In his time with the City of Providence, Sean provided strategic guidance for Mayor Elorza’s $1 million investment in summer youth job opportunities and managed partnerships with 19 organizations throughout the City. In addition to his experience in youth workforce development, Sean is also experienced in grant writing, grant management and fundraising. Sean supported grant solicitation efforts for Mayor Elorza and helped to bring in over $500,000 in public and private investments for the City. Before joining the Elorza Administration, Sean supported program operations for Providence Talks, an early childhood education initiative funded through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. In his spare time, Sean enjoys exploring Boston’s many unique neighborhoods and staying active by running and playing softball. Sean holds a dual undergraduate degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is currently a part-time candidate for a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Senior Director of Programs
Alex joined AGM as the Senior Director of Programs in August 2017. With a career in the nonprofit sector that spans 20 years, most recently Alex McCray served in a Resource Development capacity at both the United Way of Greater Plymouth County and the United Way of Rhode Island. Prior to his work within that network, Alex was a Senior Associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), helping to strengthen nonprofits and enabling social sector leaders to make sound strategic decisions. In addition to raising funds and consulting, Alex has held program management and marketing roles within youth, workforce development and arts-focused nonprofits. For four years Alex gained a grantmaker's perspective in his position as a Grant Programs Associate at the Rhode Island Foundation, where he continues to serve on an Advisory Council. In 2017 Alex joined the Board of Directors of Project STEP, and became a Big Brother again. Alex received his M.S. Nonprofit Management - Leadership, from Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) in 2012, where he now serves as a Lecturer. Alex was awarded his B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College.
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, Bridges Together, and Friends of the Burlington Dog Park and is a board member 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
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.
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.