Corporate Funders Group - Winter 2023

Corporate Funders Group - Winter 2023

Denim blue event banner that says "Corporate Funders Group" and has a photo of a convening of people on the right side
Members Only

Event details

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
11:00am to 12:00pm PST

About this event

Start the new year off right by joining us for our first Corporate Funders meeting of 2023. In this call, we will hear from Philanthropy Northwest's new CEO, Jill Nishi, and the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals' president and CEO, Carolyn Berkowitz, on their respective organization's goals for the year and country-wide trends in corporate philanthropy. This gathering will be informative and engaging for our corporate funders, and participants will get the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with our speakers at the end of the call.


Carolyn Berkowitz, President and CEO, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals

Carolyn Berkowitz joined the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) as president and CEO in July 2018. She is a nationally recognized corporate social impact leader who has guided nonprofits, foundations and Fortune 500 companies to solve for complex social issues and realize their greatest impact. Under her leadership, ACCP has grown its corporate membership by 20% and introduced new programs, research and partnerships for corporate citizenship professionals on topics including racial equity, ESG and benchmarking.

Prior to joining ACCP, Carolyn led Capital One’s community affairs efforts, guiding the company’s effort to re-imagine its CSR strategy with a $450 million, 10-year strategy to prepare low- and moderate-income people for future success. Prior to her work with Capital One, Carolyn served on the senior leadership teams of America’s Promise, Points of Light Foundation and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Carolyn was twice named among the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders” in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Business Journal, earned the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Visionary Award, and was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve two terms on the Virginia Community College Board.

Jill Nishi, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest

Jill comes to Philanthropy Northwest and The Giving Practice with more than two decades of leadership in the philanthropic and public sectors. She is energized by bringing people, resources and great ideas together to build greater racial and economic equity and is eager to partner with our members and clients to actualize a more just future for our northwest communities. 

Prior to her role as CEO of Philanthropy Northwest and The Giving Practice, Jill served in various leadership capacities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, most recently as the director of strategy, planning &management and chief of staff for the U.S. Program. As a local government leader, she served as the director of the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development. Jill previously established her own independent consultancy for philanthropic, nonprofit and government clients; and was a management consultant with Deloitte in their public sector practice. Jill received a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound, where she is trustee emeritus. 

Please contact Danielle Crystal with any questions.