Carrie Davis Conway, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

TITLE:  Senior Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Health, education, environment, human services, arts & culture, community development

CONTACT:  404-522-6755, conway@woodruff.org

PROFILE: Carrie Davis Conway is the Woodruff Foundation’s senior program officer. This is a role that she has held since July 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. She previously worked as the executive director for the Southeast Region for CARE USA and as the assistant vice president for institutional advancement for Salem Academy and College.

She also holds this role at the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. All four foundations share the same staff and office because of family and company connections.

Conway’s foundation bio shares:

Carrie joined the Foundations’ staff in 2014. She previously served as Executive Director of the Southeast Region for CARE USA, and has 10 years of experience working in development in the higher education sector. Carrie graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. degree in history and received an M.A. degree from St. John’s College.

Her profile for The African Soup, where Conway serves on the board of directors is as follows:

Carrie Conway is a Senior Program Officer serving the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, located in Atlanta, GA.  Her grant making focus includes higher education, independent school education, arts and culture, and refugees. She worked previously as Executive Director of the Southeast Region for CARE USA, a global poverty-fighting organization, where she led regional fundraising and had the opportunity to see CARE’s work first-hand in Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Ecuador and Bosnia.  Prior to CARE, she directed major and planned giving at Salem Academy and College, the oldest institution in the country continuously dedicated to the education of women. She spent her early career teaching history and anthropology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX.  Carrie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University with a B.A. degree in history and received a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. She volunteers with refugees in Atlanta and enjoys travel, the arts, reading, and the great outdoors.

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