Program associate chosen for national fellowship

Staff report


The Raymond John Wean Foundation recently announced that program associate Nan Wilkoff was selected for the Next Gen Fellowship with Exponent Philanthropy, the country’s largest association of funders.

Exponent Philanthropy, whose stated mission is to create “a better world through informed, passionate philanthropy,” created the Next Gen Fellows Program to develop the next generation of foundation leadership. Crafted with a focus on peer networking and in-depth learning, Next Gen is a six-month program that includes mentorship from experienced practitioners and field leaders, a focus on best practices and emerging trends and a personalized learning agenda for each participant.

Wilkoff, who plays a significant role in supporting the foundation’s grant administration and Neighborhood SUCCESS Grant Program, noted her interest in the fellowship as a way to further develop the key concepts of grantmaking and to deepen her leadership skills to advance the goals of the program.

Neighborhood SUCCESS supports grass-roots groups to enhance Youngstown and Warren’s neighborhoods, building on the financial, human and material resources in the community through collaboration, communication and leadership.

Among Wilkoff’s program responsibilities are grant review, community leadership engagement and research to support grant decisions.

Wolkoff, a three-year employee of the Wean Foundation, received her bachelor’s degree at Rajamangala University in Thailand.

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