Maggie Gunther Osborn is president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. Before joining the Council, Osborn served as Vice President of the Florida Philanthropic Network and Grant Director for the Conn Memorial Foundation. MGO Partners, Osborn’s consulting firm from 1998-2013, provided training and capacity building consulting to the philanthropic sector.
Osborn began her professional career in the international retail industry and transitioned into the philanthropic sector. Having held positions of increasing responsibility throughout her career, she has led organizations through multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns, helped to build small organizations into stable community assets and developed training and board development programs for the sector.
Ms. Osborn holds a master degree in Leadership & Philanthropy from Antioch University and a BA from Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she was a Morrissy Scholar. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa School of Business and the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy.
Ms. Osborn will be leaving CCP at the end of June 2016 to assume a new national role as Chief Strategy Officer with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (The Forum) in Washington, DC. The Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America, currently consisting of 33 regional philanthropy associations, including CCP, with more than 5,500 participating organizations.