Our team

Bridging research and practice in innovative ways, our team of scholar-practitioners stewards sector-led solutions grounded in sound analysis and scholarship.​

OUR STAFF

Nagham El Karhili

Research and Program Manager

Zainab Arain

Program and Research Manager

STEERING COMMITTEE

Anna Fink

Co-Chair

Anna Fink

Co-Chair
Anna Fink is Executive Director of the Amalgamated Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grant-making and donor advised fund services. Anna began her career as an organizer and has 20 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy. She has developed and led major philanthropic efforts focused on women, immigrants’ rights and democracy and justice. She served as a senior advisor on innovation and philanthropy to the president of the AFL-CIO, and has built collaborative funding efforts supporting social justice and workers rights. Anna was a trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation and currently serves on the boards of the National Employment Law Project, The Workers Lab and New Media Ventures. She was named a 2019 Philanthropy Forward fellow by the Aspen Institute and Neighborhood Funders Group. Learn more about Anna's work <a href="http://amalgamatedfoundation.org/leadership">here</a>.

Maggie Osborn

Co-Chair
Maggie Gunther Osborn is a seasoned social sector practitioner with more that twenty-five years of experience holding positions from across the entire continuum of philanthropy and leadership. She is known for her presentation skills, direct and sharp thinking, generosity and sense of humor. Ms. Osborn currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer and Sr. Vice President of United Philanthropy Forum. She joined the Forum in July 2016 after serving as President of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. Before joining the Council, Osborn served as Vice President of the Florida Philanthropic Network, Grant Director for the Conn Memorial Foundation, Vice President of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Chief Development Officer for The Florida Aquarium among other posts following an early career in the designer fashion industry. MGO Partners, Osborn’s consulting firm from 1998-2013, provided training and capacity building support to the social purpose sector acting as a liaison between grassroots organizations and grantmakers. Maggie holds a master's degree in Leadership & Philanthropy from Antioch University and a BA from Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she was a Morrissy Scholar. She is a member of the Washington National Cathedral Racial Justice Task Force and the Nonprofit Vote Leadership Council and serves as a mentor and resource to many. Learn more about Maggie <a href="https://www.unitedphilforum.org/our-staff#maggie-gunther-osborn">here</a>.