Mission

Workforce Matters is a peer network of funders that draws on expert and practitioner knowledge to strengthen workforce development philanthropy and advance equitable access to quality education and employment for young people and adults.

Vision

We envision a workforce development field where funders work effectively with community organizations, businesses, educators, labor, the public sector, and other stakeholders to ensure that every worker prospers and supports a vibrant economy.  

Leadership

The Workforce Matters Steering Committee provides strategic direction and oversight for the network.

CBridgeman

Crystal Bridgeman

Siemens Foundation
Washington, DC

Co-Chair, 2017-2018

JSparandara

Jennie Sparandara

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York, NY

Co-Chair, 2018-2019

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Treasurer

LBrachman

Lavea Brachman

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Detroit, MI

KBrown

Karen R. Brown

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield, CT

MBruce

Matt Bruce

Chicago Community Trust
Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance
Chicago, IL

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Susan Crane

The Seattle Foundation
SkillUp Washington
Seattle, WA

AGerber

Allison Gerber

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD

DGoonan

Danielle Goonan

Walmart Foundation
Bentonville, AR

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Roderick Jenkins

New York Community Trust
New York, NY

RMoffitt

Regan Moffitt

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Little Rock, AR

PSammons

Paula Sammons

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
East Battle Creek, MI

NWest

Nikki B. West 

Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

HZanville

Holly Zanville

Lumina Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

WSmith

Whitney Smith

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Chicago, IL

Ex-Officio Member

Staff

Workforce Matters is supported by two part-time consultants who oversee the day-to-day operations of the network.

LohSze

Loh-Sze Leung

Co-Director

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Sarah Oldmixon

Co-Director

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