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Yvonne Moore (Secretary)

Yvonne Moore is the founder and senior philanthropic advisor of Moore Philanthropy and has spent the last 8 years advising donors on their work in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on investments in alternative and sustainable energies, social investment, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), and access, protection and the leadership development of women and girls. Prior to launching Moore Philanthropy Yvonne was the Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney where she oversaw the family’s network of media, philanthropic and advocacy organizations. Yvonne provided advisement on the family’s personal philanthropic giving, both domestic and political, and led family’s expansion into international giving in 2008. Prior to accepting the Chief of Staff position with Ms. Disney, Yvonne served as the Executive Director of the Daphne Foundation where she was instrumental in elevating the Foundation’s profile, created a special fund dedicated to increasing the Foundation’s commitment to capacity building, and successfully advocated with donor colleagues to increase giving to their grantees. Yvonne holds a BA from Texas Tech University and an MS in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She has completed post-graduate studies in democracy and civil society at the University of Cape Town, and nationalism, post-conflict violence and gender at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland. Yvonne is a trustee of the New York Women’s Foundation, Philanthropy New York, and Cause Effective and is a member of the Issue Advisory Committee at the National Center for Family Philanthropy.