Joanne Florino

Joanne Florino is the Philanthropy Roundtable’s Adam Meyerson Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropic Excellence. In that capacity she consults with and advises foundations and individual donors on operations, management and governance issues with a special focus on protecting donor intent. Joanne previously served the Roundtable as vice president of philanthropic services, and also as senior vice president for public policy. Prior to working at the Roundtable, she volunteered on the strategy committee of the Alliance for Charitable Reform from 2006 until 2013. 

Joanne has worked at nonprofit and philanthropic organizations for her entire career. She was executive director of the Triad Foundation in Ithaca, New York from April 2003 through March 2013. She was also executive director of the Park Foundation, a program associate at The Atlantic Philanthropies and an instructor in American history at Cornell University and Ithaca College. 

Joanne currently serves as vice president of the Ithaca-based Legacy Foundation, board chair of the New York Council of Nonprofits, and board member of the Network of Enlightened Women. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in American history from Cornell University. She has resided in Ithaca, New York since 1972.

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