Philanthropy DMV Announces Gloria Nauden as Interim CEO

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gloria Nauden as our Interim CEO, effective Monday, March 25, 2024!

Gloria brings a wealth of experience in regional leadership, strategic planning, and business for impact, having spent over thirty years working in various capacities for local and national brands across diverse industries, including media, arts and community economic development. Her unique path encompasses a distinguished career in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors where she honed a double-bottom line partnership approach to meet business and community deliverables. Most recently, Gloria founded a groundbreaking economic justice nonprofit, the DC Community Development Consortium. The organization’s mission focuses on closing the 81x racial wealth gap in Washington, DC, by providing crucial support to credit-invisible entrepreneurs and small businesses through innovative economic equity strategies. 

Gloria has a track record of working with donors, businesses, and local governments to manage effective community investments and create tangible, lasting change in the region. 

“We are excited to welcome Gloria Nauden as our new Interim CEO,” said Dr. Marla Dean, Chair of the Philanthropy DMV Board of Directors. “Gloria’s profound commitment to community, combined with her extensive experience and proven leadership, make her uniquely qualified to guide our organization through this pivotal period. Her track record of strategic innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to transform the philanthropic landscape in the DMV area. Gloria will serve as more than a traditional interim; she will boldly lead Philanthropy DMV into our next chapter.”

In her new role, Gloria will oversee the organization’s strategic direction, program development, and operations, ensuring that Philanthropy DMV continues to meet the evolving needs of the communities it serves. She will work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and key stakeholders to expand the organization’s reach and impact.

“I am honored to join Philanthropy DMV as the Interim CEO, and look forward to working with the team and regional leaders to build upon the organization’s impressive legacy to strengthen our communities,” said Gloria Nauden. “Together, we will continue to support and amplify the incredible work of our community partners and members, driving meaningful change and making a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve.”

Gloria’s appointment comes at a time when Philanthropy DMV is poised for significant growth and impact. Her leadership is expected to strengthen the organization’s capacity to support members’ critical initiatives and empower communities across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

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