April 4, 2023


April 4, 2023

Amara Reese-Hansell

Amara (she/her), got her start in advocacy as an intern at Forward Montana while studying at Montana State University. Over the next six years, she would serve in a number of roles, ultimately leaving the organization as Program Director, having run GOTV campaigns, lobbying programs, and a statewide census canvassing operation. She then moved on to Forward’s parent organization, the Alliance for Youth Action, where she supported Program and Executive Directors in Vermont, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, & Oregon in navigating the challenges she faced in her own time at Forward. Amara comes to Funders with a passion for empowering young […]
January 24, 2023

Stephen Switzer

Pronouns: He/Him/His As the Director of Finance and Administration at Funders, Stephen leverages his experience in finance and non-profit management to drive efficient operations, finance, events, human resources, legal, compliance and tech.  Prior to joining Funders, Stephen served as the Finance Director at NewSchools Venture Fund, where he made significant contributions to the financial stability and growth of the organization. With over 15 years of experience in supporting foundations and non-profit organizations, Stephen has acquired a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and intricacies involved in their sustainability.Stephen holds a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Accounting from […]
January 18, 2023

Ashe Helm-Hernández

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs Ashe is a southern non-binary Black butch artist, organizer, and cultural worker with roots in Louisville, KY. They received their Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Hite Art Institute – University of Louisville and have over 20 years of experience in advocacy, leadership development, youth organizing, and mentorship.  As a Black feminist whose own political artwork is grounded in liberation work, Ashe has curated and co-created several projects and practices of cultural solidarity with movement organizations such as Papel Machete / AgitArte, Southerners On New Ground (SONG), the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) and the #Not1More […]