(HARTFORD, CT) The board and membership of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy today welcome MAGGIE GUNTHER OSBORN as the new president of the organization.
“We are very excited by Maggie Osborn's energy and experience and her commitment to strengthening the philanthropic sector,” said Council board chair, Kim Healey, Executive Director of the NewAlliance Foundation.
Ms. Osborn brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Council, having served community institutions, foundations and grassroots organizations on both local and national levels. She was most recently the Vice President of the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), the Council’s counterpart in Florida.
During her career, Ms. Osborn has led multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns, helped build small organizations, and developed training and board development programs for the nonprofit sector. Her experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and consulting sectors, as well as her proven ability as a leader and advocate, make her an ideal choice to lead the Council.
Prior to joining FPN in 2010, Ms. Osborn served for eight years as Grant Director for the Conn Memorial Foundation. Her previous employers include the American Victory Ship Museum & Memorial; the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay; The Florida Aquarium; Alpha House of Tampa; and the United Way of Hillsborough County (FL).
Since 1998, Ms. Osborn has also been the president of MGO Partners, a training and capacity building consulting firm focused on the philanthropic sector.
A 2003 Hull Fellowship recipient from the Southeastern Council on Foundations (SECF), Ms. Osborn was known as a leader and an advocate and often spoke on leadership and the social purpose sector at national conferences.
Ms. Osborn 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 has also pursued academic studies in specialized areas such as non-profit management at Goucher College and the University of Tampa School of Business, where she serves as a faculty practitioner. Ms. Osborn also serves as faculty for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay.
Maggie Gunther Osborn was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a proud member of a family of ten. She has a daughter, Madison, who is a freshman at the University of Central Florida's Burnett Honors College, and a stepson, Michael, who is career Air Force and is married with two daughters.
Ms. Osborn begins her new position following the previous president Nancy Roberts’ retirement in March, 2013.
About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a statewide association of foundations, corporate programs and other funds whose mission is to promote and support effective philanthropy in Connecticut. With members representing more than 105 private and community foundations, federated funds, corporate foundations and giving programs, the Council is Connecticut’s foremost resource on philanthropy. The organization benefits the larger grantmaking community, the nonprofit sector and the public in the State.
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