Sandra McAlister Ambrozy is a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation focused on civil legal justice. She joined Kresge in 1982 and has served in many roles during her time at the foundation, including most recently as a senior program officer with the Human Services Program.
With more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy, Sandra has developed expertise in human services, arts and culture, green building initiatives and civil legal aid. She currently works with partners to strengthen access to civil legal aid as well as advance policies and laws and expand social and economic mobility.
Sandra was named as a 2016 Presidio Institute fellow and participated in the fellowship program to build cross-sector leadership skills to address complex social challenges. She also serves on the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) steering committee, providing guidance and oversight.
Her work has been recognized with six Wilmer Shields Rich Awards from the Council on Foundations for creating transparency and accessibility in Kresge’s communications. Sandra also coordinated the Partnership to Raise Community Capital, a national initiative for community foundations. From 2008 to 2016, she served on the board of the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.
A U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited professional, Sandra was part of Kresge’s Green Building Initiative to encourage nonprofits to design environmentally sustainable facilities. She also served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities and Regional Planning Grant Program in 2010 and 2011.
Prior to joining Kresge, she worked at the Boston Children’s Museum and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities in Boston. Sandra is a graduate of Tufts University.
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