Senior Program Officer, The Simmons Foundation
Funders Together Board Member
Kelli is a Senior Program Officer with The Simmons Foundation. Having spent nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Kelli serves as a thought leader and public speaker with a passion for the intersection of social justice and philanthropy. At the Foundation Kelli has leadership responsibilities for implementation of grantmaking strategies in homelessness, youth, and LGBTQ issues. Kelli currently serves on national steering committees for Funders for LGBTQ Issues Out in the South Initiative and the Funders Together to End Homelessness Youth Network Leadership Committee.
Most recently, Kelli has been lending her philanthropic expertise to the grants committees of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Hurricane Harvey Fund. In every service opportunity, Kelli remains deeply committed to centering the voices and experiences of the most marginalized communities.
Kelli is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Sociology. She is an alumna of Leadership Houston Class 27 and the ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program. Kelli is a social media aficionado who enjoys family time, laughing with friends and writing.