Member Buzz - January 2021
February 5, 2021
Highlighting the latest successes and achievements of LGW members.
Class of 1998
Kojo Nnamdi (’98) announced his retirement from his groundbreaking daily radio show on WAMU after 23 years.
Class of 2004
Ericka Miller (’04) appointed as the next president and CEO of Isaacson, Miller.
Class of 2005
Phil Hampton (’05) is now the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Polsinelli.
Class of 2007
Lidia Soto-Harmon (’07) elected Chair of the Migration Policy Institute Board of Trustees.
Class of 2015
Sara Gibson ('15), Co-Founder & CEO of 20 Degrees, launched a partnership with Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington to create TheEnduranceFund, a new effort to support 50 local nonprofits in cohorts of 10 through and beyond COVID-19.
Clifford Yee ('15) appointed to serve on Fairfax County’s Economic Advisory Commission (EAC). The EAC provides policy-level recommendations on matters related to the development and growth of the County’s economy.
Class of 2018
Omolara Fatiregun (’18) and her racial justice startup Thrive! featured in Boston Globe Business.
Class of 2019
Katy Moore (’19) joined the Virginia Funders Network as its first CEO.
Class of 2020
Luanne Gutermuth ('20) appointed to serve on Fairfax County’s Economic Advisory Commission (EAC). The EAC provides policy-level recommendations on matters related to the development and growth of the County’s economy.
Paola Moya ('20) and Moya Design partners are holding a series of #MOYATalks centered on Black History Month. Their first guest was District Alliance for Safe Housing Executive Director Koube Ngaaje (’20).
Hanh Le (’20) is now Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Consumer Health Foundation.
Lisa Wise (’20) and her team at NestDC launched birdSEED a housing justice program offering home-buying grants to Black and Brown DC residents.
Class of 2021
Tracye Funn (’21) will assume the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG).
Dirk Butler (’21) is now President and COO for the Center for Policing Equity.