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Joy-Marie Abulokwe-Krapp

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For over 27 years, Joy-Marie Abulokwe-Krapp has worked with the philanthropic community to improve the wellbeing of humankind by preventing and solving social problems. 

In her capacity as Program Officer and Program Director, she managed a portfolio of over $265 million to a variety of charitable organizations in the United States and around the world. Her diverse portfolio includes child welfare programs, housing discrimination programs, audience development programs for arts institutions, conflict resolution through drama and health and welfare programs. She worked as a Program Officer for the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, American Express Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.


In her capacity as a consultant, Ms. Abulokwe-Krapp has been the Project Lead for multiple organizations where she was responsible for convening organizations, thought leaders and vendors for vigorous discussions, debates and impact evaluations. She was the Regional Sales Director for MicroEdge/Blackbaud, the leading providers of grants management solutions to the giving community. Ms. Abulokwe-Krapp currently works with foundations to help strengthen the delivery of their mission to their constituents by listening, problem-solving and synthesizing disparate information into clear, crisp concepts. She has an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Business and Arts Administration degree from New York University.

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