Steering Committee

Steering Committee members provide guidance and oversight for GIST. The Steering Committee is an informal, collegial group and represents the needs and interests of the diverse range of philanthropic organizations that participate in GIST. Members serve on a volunteer basis. Primary responsibilities of Steering Committee members are to:

  • Share ideas and resources to advance GIST's goals;
  • Help plan and carry out GIST meetings and other events (e.g. develop agendas, identify potential speakers, and moderate panels);
  • Provide financial oversight;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled monthly conference calls (first Thursday of every month, 12-1pm EST); and
  • Attend an annual in-person Steering Committee meeting.

GIST welcomes all interested funders and philanthropic advisors to participate on its Steering Committee. For more information on becoming a GIST Steering Committee member, please contact us.

Current Steering Committee members include:

Sandra Ambrozy, The Kresge Foundation

Amy Brown, The Ford Foundation

Kit Judge, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Michael Laracy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Cassandra McKee, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Ria Pugeda, Consumer Health Foundation

Robert Shull, The Public Welfare Foundation

Paula Sammons, W.K. Kellogg Foundation