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Board of Directors

Stacey Keare

Board Chair

Stacey Keare is the current Board Chair at Women Moving Millions. She is an attorney, philanthropist, and public policy analyst who, along with her husband, is the Founder of the Girls Rights Project, an organization dedicated to advancing the rights of girls throughout the world using a combination of research, advocacy and philanthropy. Stacey has spent the last twenty years finding and supporting innovative grass roots organizations that help girls gain access to education and sport, develop leadership skills, and live lives of safety, hope, and economic opportunity. Stacey studied international relations at Stanford University, has a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a law degree from Hastings College of the Law. She has also been a Board member of Summit Prep Charter High School and Summit Public Schools, an organization creating progressive college prep charter schools in the Bay Area, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. She is on the Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, Tahirih Justice Center SF Advisory Board and is a founding investor in the Giving List Women. She has three daughters, Haley, Ryan and Brooke and lives in Woodside with her husband John Hodge.


Dana Su Lee

Vice Chair

Dana Su Lee has been a devoted and long-time communitarian in Las Vegas, where she has served on numerous boards in the arts, policy, and education. She is a founder and past president of the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, a women’s giving circle that studies critical unmet needs in Southern Nevada and makes large annual impact gifts to address those problems. In 2010 she was appointed by the governor to a blue ribbon panel that guided Nevada’s K-16 education reform framework for the state’s Race to the Top application. In 2018 she served on the Las Vegas Victim’s Fund Committee, which equitably distributed funding to the victims of the October 1 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

Dana currently serves on the boards of The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Museum of Art, the Dia Art Foundation, the Triple Aught Foundation, Women Moving Millions, and is a member of the Brown University Arts Advisory Council and a member of the National Committee of the Whitney Museum.

She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her masters in arts management from Carnegie-Mellon University. Dana enjoys food, travel, hiking, and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Pippa. Together with her husband, she divides her time between Nevada and New York.


Holly Fogle


Holly Fogle grew up on a farm in Appalachia where she witnessed the power of a community of women. Currently, Holly is the co-Founder and President of Nido de Esperanza (Nest of Hope) in New York City where she spends her time working with immigrant families and their young children living in poverty. Holly is also the co-founder of The Bridge Project, New York City’s first direct cash program, designed to support babies living in poverty with unconditional cash during the first 1,000 days of their lives. And, like any good entrepreneur, Holly’s next impact project is still in stealth mode. Her philanthropy focuses on the intersections of women and trust. Her family’s foundation, The Monarch Foundation, focuses on ending childhood poverty and climate justice through simple and scalable solutions. Whenever possible, she avoids board seats, galas, naming rights, and restricted giving. She relishes authentic one-on-one conversations with people trying to change their corner of the world. She graduated from The Wharton School and was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for 13 years serving healthcare clients. She ran McKinsey’s New Jersey Office and served on their global partner selection committee.


Judy McFarlane


Judy McFarlane is a writer and former lawyer who lives in Vancouver, BC. She supports the education and empowerment of girls and women with scholarships for at risk students in Canada and for young women attending secondary school and university in Kenya and Uganda. She also supports programs for girls and women through the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Tostan International. Judy’s writing has taken her into inner city schools and schools in remote communities, where she has helped students write and perform plays about issues important to them. Her writing has also taken her into the world of disability, where she worked with a young woman with Down Syndrome who wrote a book. Judy’s book about that experience, Writing with Grace, was published in 2014 and was a finalist for a national nonfiction award in Canada.


Dr. Kristin Blakely

Board Member

Dr. Kristin Blakely is a public sociologist committed to advancing gender equity through scholarly teaching, research, advocacy, governance and philanthropy. She has a PhD in Sociology and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago and was the visiting scholar at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. Kristin teaches sociology at Glendon College of York University and previously taught leadership courses focused on gender and diversity at the University of Toronto. She is a member of Loyola University Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, a co-investigator at the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University and a Senior Fellow at the Glendon School of International and Public Affairs. Kristin co-authored Gendered Worlds (Oxford University Press) and has published in numerous journals including the Journal of International Women’s Studies, the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, the Journal of Family Issues, and the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Kristin has had leadership roles on the boards of YWCA Toronto, YWCA Canada, and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Additionally, Kristin was a cabinet member of the Women’s and Infants’ Health campaign at Sinai Hospital and served on the hospital’s Governing Council; was a representative at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women for Sociologists for Women and Society; was an evaluator and mentor for the FORA Network’s “Rise on Board” program; and was a member of the Consultative Council for the Gender Equality Network – a Government of Canada WAGE project.

Presently, Kristin is President of the Beekay Foundation, chair of the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Teen Healthy Relationships Advisory Committee, a director on the board of the York School and chair of its Advancement Committee, and a board advisor for Vitala Global which co-creates and implements open access digital sexual and reproductive health solutions.

Kristin is involved in ongoing research and advocacy focused on reproductive justice and specifically, early pregnancy loss.


Vanessa Evans

Board Member

Vanessa Evans is a French/American Co-Founder and Director of The Red Butterfly Foundation alongside her mother. She has spent the majority of her life living in London, U.K., and now resides in NYC. She graduated from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) with a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Arts. Along with her passion for the arts comes her immense passion for being a strong advocate for women’s and girls’ rights. As well as dedicating herself to women’s rights, Vanessa is equally enthusiastic in supporting The Red Butterfly Foundation’s aims to support the defense of endangered animals, combatting impacts of climate change, and promoting a cultural world through the arts and performing arts.

She is currently focused on her philanthropy, being a board member of WMM, and ensuring that her personal investments are in line with a more sustainable, inclusive, and gender equal future.


Julie George

Board Member

Julie George is a committed philanthropist and leader using a gender lens to make a meaningful impact. As a proud dual Canadian/U.S. citizen, Julie feels a responsibility to help girls and women raise their voices and drive social change in Canada. She helped develop Juno House, a center of excellence for adolescent girls and their families in Calgary and subsequently created the Lionheart Foundation to support those in need of its services. In the ‘70s, Julie taught in an inner city high school in Houston, Texas which she credits as being a defining introduction to inequality and the importance of empowering youth to be the best they can be. She is the proud parent of three married children and nine very awesome grandchildren.


Karen Keating Ansara

Board Member

Karen makes grants to end global poverty (primarily in Haiti). In late 2008 she launched and still chairs Network of Engaged International Donors (NEID), a network of 180+ globally focused philanthropists, foundations and investors from around the U.S. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Karen cofounded the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, now the Haiti Development Institute (HDI). In addition to HDI and NEID, Karen serves on the boards of Women Moving Millions, Groundswell International, MCE Social Capital and Build Health International. She is a long-term member of the Leadership Council of Oxfam America. In her early years Karen worked for the Massachusetts chapters of Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Karen is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A., Pol. Sci.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.) and the Women’s Theological Center. She is currently a Senior Fellow in Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. She and her husband Jim, founder of non-profit Build Health International, have four young adult children and live in Essex, MA.


Monika Parekh

Board Member

Monika Parekh is President of P-Squared Philanthropies, a family foundation she co-founded with her husband in 2019. Her philanthropic endeavours are dedicated to advancing neurological research, women’s health and gender equity. Recognizing the transformative power of storytelling, she has been an Executive Producer and investor in films that align with the Foundation’s mission. In addition to serving on the Boards of WMM and Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, she’s on the Presidential Advisory Committee of Vassar College and the Collections Committee at the International Center of Photography. Monika graduated from Vassar College and holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University. She worked with young children and families with the NYC Board of Education before raising her two sons. She is a passionate photographer, winemaker and an avid lover of travel and all things food-related. She currently resides in NYC and Miami.


Jen Rainin

Board Member

Jen Rainin’s personal mission is to use her experience in philanthropy, her credibility in the queer community, her filmmaking skills and her financial resources to build community and hope, eliminate shame, and inspire others through storytelling and film.

As CEO of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation since 2007, Jen works to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy and supporting research to cure chronic disease. She has developed major initiatives toward a world where all Oakland children read at or above grade level, no one suffers from Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bay Area artists thrive.

Through Frankly Speaking Films, Jen and her creative partner make and support high quality films to address the deep need for representation of queer women’s stories. Their projects show powerful characters making positive changes in our world which complicate mainstream assumptions and lead to better questions, deeper empathy, and authentic connections.

With her wife, Jen co-founded The Curve Foundation, the only national nonprofit dedicated to championing lesbian, queer women, transgender, and nonbinary stories and culture. The organization supports journalists who tell our stories, produces speaker series to connect the community directly with our culture makers, and hosts intersectional intergenerational conversations on gender, queerness, race, ability, and activism.


Jennifer Risher

Board Member

Jennifer Risher is an author, speaker, philanthropist, and investor on a mission to move money out of the taboo category and help us have much-needed conversations. Her book, “We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth,” explores the impact of wealth on identity and relationships. In sharing her story, Jennifer aims to validate the emotional complexities of money and help those with wealth move out of guilt, shame, or a desire to keep money hidden and into meaning, joy, and purpose.

Jennifer was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Connecticut College. She joined Microsoft in 1991 where she worked as a recruiter and then as a product manager. As an extra-fortunate beneficiary of the dot-com boom, she believes abundance can fuel action and drive change — and has been using her voice and resources to create more economic, gender, and racial equity.

In 2020, Jennifer and her husband, David, launched #HalfMyDAF to inspire more charitable giving. Over the last four years, they’ve contributed millions in matching funds, rallied donors and nonprofits, and created a community that has moved over $50 million to nonprofits. Jennifer has also been investing with women-of-color fund managers with the goal of achieving financial and social returns.

Jennifer and David live in San Francisco, where David is CEO of Lyft. Jennifer loves playing and watching tennis and spending time with her two twenty-something daughters. She is on the board of Women Moving Millions and is a member of Women Donors Network and Solidaire.

I believe that giving isn’t the only way to drive gender equity. Investing in and with women, especially women-of-color is also a powerful way to create gender equity and change. Through #HalfMyDAF, I’m focused on inspiring more giving from DAFs and have created a $200K pool of funding in #HalfMyDAF designated specifically to organizations in the racial and gender equity space. I believe in collective and collaborative giving and love that I’m part of WMM where so many women are doing such great work. My priorities this year will be based on joining other members of WMM to support and amplify their work. Racial Equity & Justice, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Mental Health are priorities for me.


Sarah Haacke Byrd

Chief Executive Officer


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