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.

LBrachman

Lavea Brachman

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Detroit, MI

Co-Chair, 2019-2020

JSparandara

Jennie Sparandara

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York, NY

Co-Chair, 2018-2019

CBridgeman

Crystal Bridgeman

Siemens Foundation
Washington, DC

KBrown

Karen R. Brown

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield, CT

AGerber

Allison Gerber

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD

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Gayatri Agnew

Walmart Foundation
Bentonville, AR

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Roderick Jenkins

New York Community Trust
New York, NY

Katz

Elaine E. Katz

The Kessler Foundation
East Hanover, NJ

McIver

Ashley McIver

Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas, TX

Meeking

Derrick J. Meeking

United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Detroit, MI

RMoffitt

Regan Moffitt

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Little Rock, AR

PSammons

Paula Sammons

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
East Battle Creek, MI

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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