Maddie is a grants specialist at the East Bay Community Foundation, where she supports the Grants Management & Scholarships department by conducting due diligence for daily grants processing and performing key administrative functions for the organization’s various funds. Prior to joining EBCF, she worked in grants management at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, starting as an associate and eventually serving as a Grants Manager, where she managed grantmaking operations for a portfolio of 1,100 donor-advised funds.

Before working in philanthropy, Maddie received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and worked for over five years in the theatre industry, holding positions at local organizations like Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 3Girls Theatre Company, and Playwrights Foundation. She’s also a writer, primarily writing cultural criticism about everything from prize-winning plays to trashy TV. Across Maddie’s work in philanthropy, writing, and theatre, she hopes to use her skills and knowledge to support organizations and movements that are building a just and equitable world.

During her free time, she plays with her cats, watches the Golden State Warriors, and obsessively creates new Spotify playlists.

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