Philanthropy New York Celebrates Staff Promotions
Earlier this year, Philanthropy New York celebrated three staff promotions reflecting the growth and development of our team. Join us as we celebrate our colleagues!
Ramona Gadsden was promoted to the role of Accountant. Ramona is responsible for Philanthropy New York’s finances, including accounting for our membership dues, organizational expenses, and reconciling all aspects of Philanthropy New York’s fiscal sponsorship program. Most recently, Ramona was responsible for transitioning PNY’s accounting entirely online during the pandemic. She worked to create our online filing system for our annual audit and has overseen the transition of one of PNY’s largest fiscal sponsorships into its own 501c3 organization. Ramona has the longest-running tenure of any employee at Philanthropy New York, having started at PNY over two decades ago as an assistant. Ramona moved into the Finance team, developing bookkeeping skills, and continued to advance her skills, knowledge, and oversight of PNY’s finances.
Carolyn Peters was promoted to the role of Manager, Learning Services. In the role, Carolyn is responsible for coordinating Philanthropy New York’s annual slate of programming, including managing relationships with sector partners, building the learning objectives for PNY’s own programs, and incorporating learnings from our evaluations into future programming. During her tenure, Carolyn successfully transitioned the organization to the use of Zoom for meetings and programs and developed and implemented trainings for our members at the outset of the pandemic so that they too could learn how to use the tool to successfully convene their staff, board, and grantees.
Anthony Salgado was promoted to the role of Manager, Member Engagement, which holds two principle areas of organizational work. He is responsible for coordinating prospective and new member engagement, serving as a key resource to members, and leading the membership renewal process. He also holds principal responsibility for managing and maintaining PNY’s Salesforce database in alignment with the organization’s knowledge sharing/management priorities. During his tenure at PNY, he has built significant knowledge of Salesforce and our membership operations and played a key role in ensuring continuity during our Director of Member Engagement staff transition. Anthony is moving back to California this summer and sadly, will be leaving the PNY team at the end of the summer. We are grateful for his contributions to the PNY community over the last three years.
Thank you to Ramona, Carolyn, Anthony, and the full Philanthropy New York team, for your amazing work and dedication to Philanthropy New York and our member community!