Our Team

Christine Reeves Strigaro

Executive Director

Christine Reeves Strigaro is the Executive Director of The Sapelo Foundation, a private, family foundation based in Savannah, Georgia.

On a mission for a just Georgia, Christine leverages every form of philanthropic capital – grant, endowment, human, partnership, advocacy, convening, strategy, and more. In doing so, she helps a dedicated and dynamic team build relationships, catalyze solutions for systemic problems, lift up Georgia as a destination for social and environmental justice, and embrace creativity and new ideas. With equal conviction, Christine believes philanthropy is a team sport for championing grantee partners and ensuring communities are participants and leaders, not only recipients.

Active in national and Georgia communities, Christine serves on the board of Funders Committee for Civic Participation, public policy committee of Georgia Grantmakers Alliance, and steering committee of Georgia Funders Network for Racial Equity. 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.

Anitra Deen

Operations and Administrative manager

Anitra Deen is the Operations and Administrative Manager of The Sapelo Foundation.

With enthusiasm, Anitra brings operations and administrative experience in academia, nonprofits, scholarship/tutoring programs, and customer service. Anitra utilizes her passion for leveraging administrative and operational systems to equip organizations for sustainable and strategic growth. She desires to see every organization thrive in their mission and is an advocate for strong leadership and

organizational development. She is dedicated to helping organizations share and measure their impact by aligning organizational systems and assessment to strategic goals and plans.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Mercer University in Macon, GA. She earned her Master’s Degree of Education in College Student Personnel Administration/Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.


Nicole Bagley – President
Philip N. Carey – Vice President
Michael Grant – Secretary
Laura Mountcastle – Treasurer
Irene Reynolds Schier, Ph.D. – President Emeritus
William K. Broker
Bettieanne Hart
The Honorable Senator Nan Grogan Orrock
Seandra Pope
Midge Sweet