Join EPIP DC on February 25 for the first Breakfast Club of 2016. We will be joined by Nicky Goren, President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. In her second year at the helm of the Meyer Foundation, Nicky will share insights gained throughout her career, reflections on leading the Foundation through the strategic planning process, and her thoughts on the role of philanthropy. There will be an opportunity for group discussion and plenty of time for Q&A.
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Nicky Goren is president and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, which awards more than $7 million annually to organizations working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC region.
Before being selected to lead the Meyer Foundation in 2014, Nicky served for four years as president of Washington Area Women’s Foundation, which focuses on increasing the economic security of women and girls in the DC region.
Prior to joining Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Nicky spent 12 years in senior positions at the Corporation for National and Community Service—the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. She served as chief of staff from 2006 to 2008 and as acting CEO from 2008 to 2010, overseeing a federal government agency with a staff of 600 and a budget of $1.1 billion.
A graduate of Brandeis University and Cornell Law School, Nicky began her career as assistant general counsel in the Congressional Budget Office, and then served as counsel at the newly established Office of Compliance of the U.S. Congress. She currently serves on the Raise DC Leadership Council; on the boards of the American Association of State Service Commissions, District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Trinity Washington University, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; and is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2013.
Nicky lives in the District with her husband and two sons.
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