Philanthropy Analyst Betsy Edasery primarily supports TCC Group’s philanthropy team. She has extensive experience working for a range of organizations in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Most recently, Edasery was a National Organizing Fellow with Resource Generation, helping to mobilize young people of color with wealth to leverage their resources for progressive social change. She also conducted research and supported grantees to share learnings at Living Cities — a collaborative of 22 of the largest foundations and financial institutions committed to improving the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live.
Prior to these experiences, Edasery supported communications and programs at Southern California Grantmakers, a membership association for foundations committed to responsible and effective philanthropy for the public good. In 2011, she was selected as a National Field Fellow through South Asian Americans Leading Together as part of their “An America for All of Us” campaign aimed at addressing the impact of post-911 policies on communities of color. At the same time, she monitored legislation and led funder research for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission as part of the Racialized Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Initiative. Edasery currently serves as a Co-Chair for Networking & Partnerships on the NYC chapter steering committee of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP).
Edasery has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs with a concentration in Community Development, Housing and Design. She is also a graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.