February 12, 2012

Ingrid Benedict In her past role as Senior Fellow with the Movement Strategy Center, Ingrid supported strategic advising and capacity building for youth and inter-generational organizations.

Ingrid is a first-generation immigrant from Nicaragua whose family moved to California in the early ’80s. She began her work in social justice as a regional organizer against an anti-affirmative action ballot initiative – Proposition 209 – and then became a youth organizer, coalition leader, facilitator and grantmaker.  In 2007, Ingrid relocated to New York City; and in 2011 began supporting social justice communities as a philanthropic and nonprofit consultant. Currently, Ingrid is the Director of the Daphne Foundation and works as a consultant with community based organizations and grantmakers.

Ingrid earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from San Francisco State University.  Upon graduation, Ingrid was awarded the Barbara Jordan Student Excellence Award.  In 2008-2009, Ingrid was an Association of Black Foundation Executive’s Connecting Leaders Fellow. She is a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of New York Blacks in Philanthropy.

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