Diane Feeney

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Diane Feeney Board Vice Chair National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

"As FACT’s first staff member, Diane was instrumental in designing the Trust’s grantmaking program and hiring the other U.S. and French staff. Before becoming active full-time in her family’s foundation, Diane worked as a campaign assistant at Greenpeace in Washington, D.C.

"Diane is currently on the Board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), and previously served on the Board of the National Network of Grantmakers (NNG), where she chaired the “One Percent More for Democracy” campaign to encourage foundations to increase the grant dollars they give each year.

"Her specific interests include philanthropic reform (making foundations more accountable, transparent and accessible to grantseekers) encouraging greater collaboration across sectors and between multiple stakeholders, and increasing funding to community-based organizations and intermediaries.

"Diane has a BA in history from Cornell University and an MA in philosophy and social policy from George Washington University. Diane currently lives with her husband and three children in New York." [1]

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  1. Diane Feeney, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, accessed May 22, 2008.