Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute
Pia Infante is Trustee and Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute (TWI), an independent foundation that leverages trust based philanthropy for social, political and economic equity. Ms. Infante draws on decades of multi-sector experience as an educator, facilitator, organizational consultant, executive coach, non-profit manager, business owner, writer and speaker to steward TWI's mission and spend out, slated for 2022.
Ms. Infante has spoken on trust based philanthropy and values based leadership at Harvard Kennedy School: Center for Public Leadership, Ashoka Future Forum, International Human Rights Funders Group, The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA’s Luskin School, Skoll World Forum, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Fast Forward, Net Impact, Foundation Center, Latino Community Foundation, Council on Foundations, Opportunity Collaboration, Northern California Grantmakers, the University of Vermont, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Ms. Infante serves as the Board Chair for the Center for Media Justice. She is an I.C.F. certified executive leadership coach, holds a M.A. in Education from the New School for Social Research, and a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.