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Person: Auri Knight

As part of the Executive Assistants team, Auri Knight provides a broad range of administrative support for the Vice Presidents of Policy and States and Regions, and the Senior Advisor to EF, primarily through scheduling and calendar management. Auri has over a decade of experience in administrative work, most recently at Sage Therapeutics, where she … Continued

Go to When Wildfires Send an Urgent Message About Climate

Post: When Wildfires Send an Urgent Message About Climate

The first time you are evacuated from your home—whether for a hurricane, wildfire, or another weather-related threat—it’s an experience that burns in your memory. You associate it with a season. A smell. A phone call. It happened to me in 2020, when I was ordered to evacuate my home in the path of the Lefthand … Continued

Go to Heather Kachel

Person: Heather Kachel

Heather supports a variety of projects and assignments related to the cultivation and stewardship of EF funders. Overseeing a portfolio of funders and prospects across various program areas, Heather engages directly with funders, tracks funder engagement, drafts materials, and contributes to meeting and event planning. Most recently, Heather served as a Donor Relations Director with … Continued

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Person: Sage Bedell

Sage Bedell is a member of EF’s Grants Management team. With expertise in grants management systems, Sage provides invaluable partnership to the team and Program staff. He researches new system features, identifies areas for system improvement, and assists in managing the development roadmap. In addition to his system management responsibilities, Sage develops training programs, documentation, … Continued

Go to Jessica Revis

Person: Jessica Revis

Jessica supports the efficiency of grantmaking processes and systems for multiple departments, grantees, and applicants, and provides assistance at multiple stages of the grants lifecycle. As a point of contact and partner to program colleagues, Jessica is familiar with the foundation’s funding areas and best practices in grantmaking, data management, and legal compliance. Most recently, … Continued

Go to Brooke Harper

Person: Brooke Harper

Brooke designs and funds strategies that create the diverse coalitions and collaborations needed to meet the ambitious state policy goals in the power, buildings, transportation, and climate sectors in the Northeast. She works with colleagues at EF to develop, shape, and implement strategy in the Northeast, while interfacing with grantees, funders, and partners in these … Continued

Go to Oriana Magnera

Person: Oriana Magnera

Oriana manages the day-to-day execution of a set of West policy-related grantmaking and projects, while ensuring alignment with overall program strategy and goals. She manages the workflow of key West policy-related efforts, and improves collaboration and alignment within the region and with EF’s National Policy programs. Oriana also supports the West team’s grantmaking budgeting systems … Continued

Go to Reflections on 40 Years of Climate and Clean Energy Work

Post: Reflections on 40 Years of Climate and Clean Energy Work

Note: For the past four decades, Katie McCormack has been a valued leader and thought partner in the climate and clean energy movement, particularly in the West. She is retiring from her position as our Program Director, West Policy, so we asked her to share some thoughts about her work, her fellow advocates, and her … Continued

Go to Our Conversation with Energy Foundation Board Chair Nicole Systrom

Post: Our Conversation with Energy Foundation Board Chair Nicole Systrom

Nicole Systrom has chaired the U.S. Energy Foundation (EF) Board of Directors since taking the reins from Rose McKinney-James. As we look to opportunities in 2023, we wanted to sit down with Nicole to talk about her leadership, priorities, what excites her about EF’s work, the role of philanthropy in the climate and clean energy … Continued