GWEN WALDEN is Senior Managing Director of Arabella Advisors, which provides consulting services to philanthropists and social investors. She joined EBCF’s Board of Directors in 2014. From 2008-12, she served as Principal of Walden Philanthropy Advisors. During that time she was also Executive Director of the Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Development, a public-private funders collaborative investing in early childhood issues. She has also held programmatic and management roles at the California Endowment and The J. Paul Getty Trust. She currently serves on the governing boards of the Surdna Foundation and the Breast Cancer Fund. She has published many articles on philanthropy in journals and other publications.

She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and an M.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University.