Meet Our New Executive Director

Christine Reeves Strigaro is the Executive Director of The Sapelo Foundation, a private family foundation with a mission to: “promote progressive social change affecting vulnerable populations, rural communities, and the natural environment in the state of Georgia.”

She succeeds Phyllis Bowen, who has served The Sapelo Foundation’s mission, trustees, and partners for 24 years.

Christine is dedicated to the strength and vibrancy of vulnerable communities and the protection their environments. In doing so, the laboratory of philanthropy has become her medium. Specifically, she aligns all philanthropic assets, tools, and partnerships to create solutions for root causes of systemic problems. With equal conviction, she believes philanthropy is a team sport for championing grantee partners and ensuring affected communities are active participants, not just recipients.

Previously, she served as Director of Foundation Programs at Alliance for Justice and as Senior Field Associate at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Currently, she serves as a Board Member for 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 received her master’s degree from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, NC.