Giving Gap Announces Leadership Transition Early in 2023
Washington D.C. – December 20, 2022
Giving Gap announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Aisha Alexander-Young, will step down from her role in the new year. Giving Gap’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Heather Infantry, will serve as Interim CEO to ensure the strategic goals and momentum Ms. Alexander-Young set forth continues. Giving Gap and its Board of Directors are grateful to Ms. Alexander-Young’s contributions as its inaugural CEO, building its organizational infrastructure, and leading the board in its first-ever strategic planning process.
During Ms. Alexander-Young’s tenure, Giving Gap funneled more than $2 million in support to Black-founded organizations and further defined its role in the sector. These accomplishments position Giving Gap to execute the next steps in its strategic plan, with 2023 focused on increased donor access to Giving Gap’s platform and data.
Ms. Alexander-Young had this to say about her transition: “I’m proud of our accomplishments. While my decision to step down was not an easy one, I’m excited to stay connected to Giving Gap both as a donor and an advisor to Heather and the board during the transition, while also taking the next step on my journey to advance equity and justice, leading the consultant practice for Frontline Solutions.”
Ms. Infantry brings a track record of supporting the Black nonprofit community. Prior to joining Giving Gap, she served as the Executive Director of GENERATOR, an Atlanta-based ideas incubator focused on the future of cities. Ms. Infantry also founded the Atlanta Taskforce for Philanthropic Reparations, created in response to her public call out of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s exclusion of Black arts organizations in COVID relief funding resulting in an unprecedented contribution of $1.4M to 33 Black organizations.
Giving Gap exists to advance racial equity in giving and mobilize positive action for Black lives by connecting people to causes they care about. Since its founding in 2020, Giving Gap has vetted and cataloged over 1,000 Black-founded nonprofits and engaged 55,000 donors. As Black-founded organizations in the US continue to see just a small percentage of the more than $450B donated annually, we are all left with much work to do. Giving Gap is committed to building the movement for the equitable funding of Black-founded nonprofits. To learn more visit givinggap.org.
About Giving Gap
Giving Gap is dedicated to ensuring sustained commitments to and elevating the visibility of local Black-led and Black-founded nonprofits serving Black communities. To date, over 800 organizations are part of its wide network across an array of sectors from Arts & Culture, Career Mobility, Criminal Justice, Environment, Technology and more. For additional details visit givinggap.org , @closethegivinggap on Instagram , @givinggap on Twitter , as well as LinkedIn .