Jane Levikow Joins Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as Director of Sponsored Projects

A seasoned professional in fiscal sponsorship and nonprofit work, Levikow to spearhead growth and development for RPA’s fiscal sponsorship team

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As a seasoned expert in fiscal sponsorship, Jane will be an invaluable asset to our team.

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, one of the world’s leading nonprofit philanthropic consulting services, announced today that Jane Levikow has joined its team of seasoned philanthropic consultants. Levikow, who has 25 years of nonprofit management experience, joins RPA as Director, leading the organization’s sponsored project and donor-advised fund teams. Levikow will be based in the organization’s San Francisco office.

With her expertise, Levikow will guide RPA’s sponsored projects group, which offers administrative and programmatic platforms to help donors develop, launch, and promote high-impact philanthropic projects around the world. Most recently, Levikow served as Vice President at Community Initiatives, a West Coast-based nonprofit that provides fiscal sponsorship services. She has also served as Senior Vice President of Tides, a donor-advised grantmaking nonprofit, leading its fiscal sponsorship program. Prior to Tides, Levikow served in numerous capacities as Board member and executive at a variety of nonprofits in California. She currently serves as the Chair of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors.

“As a seasoned expert in fiscal sponsorship, Jane will be an invaluable asset to our team,” said Melissa Berman, President and CEO of RPA. “Jane’s extensive knowledge of nonprofit management and her exceptional 25-year track record in the philanthropy industry will help RPA in our continued efforts to execute thoughtful, effective philanthropy. With her leadership and expertise, our sponsored projects will continue to serve as a vital aspect of RPA’s work.”

Levikow began in her new role on November 30, with plans to expand upon RPA’s well-established expertise in providing private foundations and unincorporated groups the tools to conduct targeted charitable activities, create grantmaking programs, or receive U.S. tax-deductible donations.

“Sponsored projects are key to RPA’s work and have made a significant impact on communities around the globe,” said Levikow. “I’m excited to be a part of such a pioneering team that has passionately paved the way for the philanthropic consulting space. The team’s projects, which range in scope from disaster relief to education reform to women’s empowerment and more, help make philanthropy more accessible for donors.”

For more information about RPA and its sponsored projects team, please visit http://www.rockpa.org.

About Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages nearly $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, it traces its antecedents to John D. Rockefeller, Sr., who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its only mission, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and as a whole has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA’s diverse staff of nearly 40 is led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across multiple issue areas. For more information, visit RPA’s website at http://www.rockpa.org.


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