Development Change Agent
Change Agent + Thought Leader
Chantal Bonitto is an organizational leader in the space of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a seasoned fund development expert in the nonprofit sector. Her career has been dedicated to identifying and creating resources for institutions that benefit the most marginalized communities in our society. As a fundraiser she has fostered many skills including, Major & Principal Gifts, Direct Response, Community Engagement/Stewardship and Fundraising Events Planning. Chantal spearheaded a new fundraising program at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) as the founding director of Inclusive Philanthropy in 2019. She is led that work with an intentional focus on next-gen philanthropists and donors of color. Chantal deeply values the lived experiences of diverse communities along with their long-stated commitment to achieving equity across the country.
Currently, Chantal is using her talents and experiences as the Executive Director for the Northeast region for resource development at CARE USA. She is honored to lead a heart-centered and incredibly dedicated team in the New York tri-state area and New England, to bring CARE's community of supporters closer to the organization's mission to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. Her passion for justice, equity and inclusion as well as the power of women’s philanthropy has positioned her to be an insightful and well-versed leader in the future of resource development. Beyond her role at CARE USA, she serves on the Board of Women in Development (WID) New York. She is also on the Advisory Committee for WOC: Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy and is a co-creator of Women Writing Philanthropy: Writing Clinic Program with the Feminist Press. Professionally, Chantal has worked on behalf of organizations such as Women Moving Millions, The Thomson Reuters Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning, and the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, a recipient of the Fundraising Strategy Certificate Program at The George Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, New York University and a 21/64 Certified Philanthropic Advisor.
COUNSEL & ADVISING
Organic Cultural Impact
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
SPEAKING AND PRESENTING
A Heart-led Approach
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