The people drew me to the Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. We have a brilliant, fascinating, passionate, and compassionate team. What is better than great people doing great work?
Christine Reeves Strigaro is a nonresident fellow in the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. She focuses on interconnected bodies of work to advance the field of philanthropy, including southern philanthropy and corporate philanthropy. She is also a philanthropic consultant. Her national and southern clients include private foundations, community foundations, family foundations, nonprofit associations, and consulting firms specializing in philanthropy. She serves on the leadership council of Drawdown Georgia and as faculty for Philanthropy Southeast’s Philanthropy Essentials Courses.
Strigaro previously served as executive director of The Sapelo Foundation, director of foundation programs at Alliance for Justice, and senior field associate at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. She also served on the boards of Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and Alliance for Nonprofit Management, as well as the public policy committee of the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance and steering committee of Georgia Funders Network for Racial Equity.
Through philanthropy, Strigaro helps teams advance justice, prosperity, and servant leadership. She weaves networks, unites stakeholders, addresses roots of systemic problems, embraces creativity, and works across issues, communities, places, and strategies. She also leverages all philanthropic capital, such as grants, endowments, and relationships. With equal conviction, she believes philanthropy is a team sport for championing grantee partners and ensuring communities are leaders, not only recipients.
Strigaro graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Emory University. She earned her master’s degree from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy.