30th Annual James A. Joseph Awards Ceremony

Emerging Leader in Philanthropy

Naa Hammond

Senior Program Officer, The Groundswell Fund

Naa Hammond is a Black, African, immigrant, queer femme, and a Senior Program Officer with Groundswell Fund, a public foundation that strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice. Prior to joining Groundswell, Naa worked in research and communications for Funders for LGBTQ Issues, an organization that works side-by-side with funders and movement organizations to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Naa currently serves on the boards of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Funders for Reproductive Equity. Over the last decade, Naa has worked in development and grassroots fundraising with several U.S. organizations committed to gender, racial and economic justice, including FIERCE, Third Wave Fund, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Naa holds two B.As in ‘Social and Cultural Analysis’ and ‘Urban Design and Architecture Studies’ from New York University. She manifests her passion for community healing through her work as an herbalist and a doula-in-training. Naa was born and raised in Zimbabwe, as the child of proud Ghanaian immigrants. She now lives in New York City with her partner.

Other Awardees

James A. Joseph Lecturer on Philanthropy

Kenneth Jones

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MacArthur Foundation

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Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Trailblazer Award

Reggie Van Lee

Partner and Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group

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