Alyson Wise was an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for collaborating with the organization’s leadership, programmatic staff, and grantees to develop a robust vision for the Foundation’s U.S. Jobs and Economic Opportunity goal. Through discrete projects and strategic integration with the Foundation’s existing initiatives, Alyson worked to animate the organization’s vision and achieve economic inclusion for poor and vulnerable populations across the globe.
Alyson brought over a decade of experience working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector to advance economic opportunities for people in the United States and abroad. She began her career in the nonprofit sector at Vital Voices Global Partnership, with a focus on gender and development. Through her work in the nonprofit sector, Alyson became passionate about understanding and leveraging the power of philanthropy to build nonprofit organizations’ capacity and achieve social change. She’s gained experience at corporate and private philanthropies, including the Nike Foundation, the Andrus Family Fund, and the Poses Family Foundation.
Alyson received a Masters of Public Administration at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service as a Lisa Goldberg Fellow in Philanthropy and Public Service. She continues to pursue her passion for learning by working with young people to explore the application of social justice values to the practice of philanthropy.