Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia


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Christine Robinson, President of Philanthropy Network, Greater Philadelphia, is a seasoned national and international thought leader with expertise in nonprofit and public sector systems, generative networks, and systems. She builds pathways to policy and system change for justice and is a recognized strategist in equity, vision articulation, program development, and design. Robinson has created initiatives across the US focused on nurturing a culture of well-being. She has served as a senior program staff member, director, and consultant to some of the nation’s leading foundations, including the Ford Foundation, as co-architect of the six-year initiative to close the racial wealth gap; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as coordinating consultant for the national childhood obesity initiative; the Pew Charitable Trusts; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Lumina Foundation; the Moriah Fund; Florida Blue; and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Robinson founded one of the first multicultural HIV/AIDS Coalitions in the US in the late 1980s. She has consistently spoken up on behalf of numerous traditionally marginalized communities, having worked to reduce incarceration and with the criminal legal system on immigrant and refugee justice. She is a life-long advocate for the rights and welfare of those with disabilities. Robinson served as a consultant to the Obama Administration White House Office of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, crafting a municipal strategy. In her current role as President of Philanthropy Network, Greater Philadelphia, Robinson leads a membership organization that brings together more than 125 philanthropic organizations across the greater Philadelphia region. The network’s mission is to strengthen philanthropy to create a vibrant, resilient, and equitable region. Educated at Vassar College, Brandeis University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Robinson is trained as a developmental and community psychologist. She was the 2017-2018 Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in applied psychology. She is a Senior Fellow and a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public Policy.

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