Meet Our New Executive Director

Christine Reeves Strigaro is the Executive Director of The Sapelo Foundation, a private family foundation in Savannah, GA with a mission to: “promote progressive social change affecting vulnerable populations, rural communities, and the natural environment in the state of Georgia.” By aligning all philanthropic assets, tools, partnerships, and creativity, The Sapelo Foundation catalyzes solutions for systemic problems and lifts up Georgia as a destination for solutions.

Christine is dedicated to the strength and vibrancy of marginalized communities and the protection of their environments. With equal conviction, she believes philanthropy is a team sport for championing grantee partners and ensuring that communities are participants, not just recipients.

Active in national and Georgia communities, Christine serves on the board of Funders Committee for Civic Participation and on the public policy committee of Georgia Grantmakers Alliance. Previously, she served as Director of Foundation Programs at Alliance for Justice and Senior Field Associate at National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. She also served on the boards of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Christine graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She earned her master’s degree from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, NC.