Julian A. Haynes began his professional career in philanthropy in August 2010 when he became a program associate for Education at The Kresge Foundation. In his position, he reviews inquiries from prospective grantees in the higher education and nonprofit fields and collaborates with Education team members to select strategically focused requests and advance them through the proposal process. Julian coordinates outreach opportunities, monitors the progress of grantees, and prepares materials for board review. In addition, he participates in conferences and workshops relevant to the field of higher education and conducts due diligence and research that enhance the Education team’s knowledge of current thinking and best practices.
“At Kresge,” Julian says, “I have the privilege of working in a position that allows me access to a diverse group of local and national stakeholders who are passionate about providing opportunities for underrepresented and low-income populations to succeed in higher education and beyond.”
Julian graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta and earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York. While at Milano, he researched the development of the City University of New York’s New Community College Initiative. He worked as a project coordinator for the United Way of Dane County in his hometown of Madison, Wis., from 2005 to 2007.