Alli Celebron-Brown, Foundation for the Carolinas

TITLE:  Vice President & Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Animal welfare, arts & culture, education, environment, health, housing, human services, social capital, nonprofit capacity building

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PROFILE: Alli Celebron-Brown serves as a vice president and program office at the Foundation for the Carolinas. She has been part of the staff since June 2012 and previously worked as the director of the Lee Institute and a senior associate at Smith & Harbrecht. She earned a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Iowa. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Alli Celebron-Brown serves as the lead staff member for board processes and grantmaking activities across Foundation For The Carolinas' 13 regional Affiliate boards. She also manages a portfolio of other grant programs for the Foundation including nonprofit and corporate clients focused on healthcare, the arts and economic development. 

Previously, Alli worked as a nonprofit consultant and has expertise in development, large-scale project management, strategic planning, organizational design, board development and facilitation. She is recognized for strategic thinking with operational awareness as well as developing processes to increase engagement and ownership of the final product.

Alli has experience with large-scale community projects, such as the Future of the Library Task Force, Citizens’ Task Force on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and United Agenda for Children. Past engagements also include facilitating clients to reach capacity-building and strategic planning needs.

She has also served nonprofits in change management roles for healthcare and arts organizations by overseeing and executing organizational restructuring, strategic planning and development department audits during her tenure. She also focused on workplace culture and organizational benchmarking.

Currently, she serves on the board of the Third Sector Leadership Program, a member of the Women's Impact Fund and as a mentor for the Council on Foundation's program officer's group. Alli is a graduate of Leadership Development Initiative (Class XIV) and American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow (Class XII).