Grace Chiang Nicolette

Vice President of Programming and External Relations
VP of Programming and External Relations, Center for Effective Philanthropy

As head of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s programming and external relations, Grace directs the organization’s partnerships, outreach efforts, communications, and innovative programming, including oversight of CEP’s biennial conference for foundation executives. Prior to this role, Grace was a manager on CEP’s Assessment team, where she led the marketing, creation, and presentation of CEP’s benchmarking assessments for individual foundations. 

Prior to joining CEP, Grace co-founded a philanthropy advisory firm in Shanghai that identifies investments in high potential nonprofits and social enterprises in China. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011. She began her career working in finance in New York at Citigroup and then in Shanghai at a semiconductor manufacturing company.