Meet the Grantmakers - Online!


Enjoy this series of conversations with leaders from the world of philanthropy. Hear about the issues that concern you and that shape grantmaking today. Meet the people who understand what drives decisions at the top levels of philanthropic giving.

We think you'll be impressed and inspired by the panelists' commitment to their communities and their passion to work in partnership with dedicated nonprofit and government professionals achieving meaningful change. Come enjoy an hour that’s sure to offer new insights and lift your spirits.

Sign up now for Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 at 11:00am Pacific to enjoy another wonderful event. These events are free!       

October 11, 2023  11am Pacific

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Aingyea Fraser, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to build a national Culture of Health to improve the wellbeing of everyone in America. Founded in 1972, the foundation has awarded more than $13B in grants. Collaborating with others, the foundation’s work is rooted in equity, addressing the many obstacles to wellbeing, including poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination, 

Aingyea joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2018 bringing a background in developing infrastructure and resources that benefit diverse communities. 

Previously, at Equal Measure in Philadelphia, Aingyea worked with funders, researchers, evaluators, educators, and other stakeholders to develop policy and practice interventions leveraging more than $8 million in grants for improving education, health, justice, and workforce development outcomes among boys and men of color.

Before that, Aingyea worked with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C. where she directed the Ambassador Program, a volunteer initiative of more than 100 geographically, ethnically, and professionally-diverse patients and caregivers trained in health research. Earlier, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the City of Indianapolis Front Porch Alliance, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office focused on partnerships to create solutions to lower diabetes, asthma, obesity, and hunger.

Aingyea received her MPA from Baruch College, School of Public Affairs, (National Urban Fellow) and her BS in Urban Studies from Rutgers University. 


Diana Zarzuelo, Vice President, Community Philanthropy, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Houston, TX

Greater Houston Community Foundation is dedicated to helping Houston thrive by igniting meaningful change through philanthropy. Since 1995, the foundation has guided investments of $2.2B to serve clients and communities with comprehensive philanthropic services that make it easy to do good.

As a native Houstonian from an immigrant family, Diana has a deep passion for her hometown and creating a more vibrant and equitable region that benefits all communities. 

Diana joined the foundation in 2019 to lead the launch of Understanding Houston, the initiative focused on community impact and leadership. She also leads disaster relief and recovery, helping to establish the Greater Houston Disaster Alliance. Diana supports high-impact grantmaking at the Foundation: Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund, Your Shot Texas Fund, and Houston Equity Fund Wells Fargo Open for Business Grant Program. Diana was recognized by the Houston Business Journal in 2023 with a 40 Under 40 Award.

Previously, Diana served as Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation at Baker Ripley and served on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration. Diana has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 



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Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center

Angela brings more than 20 years' experience as a nonprofit program and fund developer, strategic planner, and organizational coach. As senior trainer, Angela has coached other trainers for The Grantsmanship Center and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. She brings additional expertise in education and the arts, recently delivering a virtual workshop for Broward County Cultural Division, FL as part of the Business Skills for Creatives series. Angela has facilitated many in-person Meet-the-Grantmaker panels in Los Angeles for PROJECT GRANTSMANSHIP and for the City of Los Angles, city council members. Recently, Angela trained faculty and community-based nonprofit leaders as part of a Research Proposal Workshop sponsored by UCLA Health Sciences.



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