Senior Vice-President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Renée Wizig-Barrios leads the foundation's efforts to provide its donors with opportunities to participate in high-engagement, high-impact philanthropy. She leads a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to helping individuals, families, businesses, and foundations achieve their charitable goals by providing resources including programming, research, convening, and consulting. Renée is a frequent speaker on philanthropy for leading local and national philanthropic associations and audiences. She joined the organization in 2010 after serving as Lead Organizer for The Metropolitan Organization. She brings more than 20 years' experience in the nonprofit sector, with experience in leadership development, community engagement, cross-cultural partnerships, program management, fundraising, and public policy to her role. Renée is a summa cum laude graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Regardless of social identity, people should have equal opportunities to participate in, and have a meaningful impact, on civic life.