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Christy Gray

Whitaker Foundation
Executive Director
Christy Gray is the Executive Director of the Whitaker Foundation in St. Louis.  Before joining Whitaker she worked as allocation staff at three other grantmaking organizations.  She moved initially to St. Louis as a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs.  In addition to her work at the Foundation, she has taught at the master’s degree program in Nonprofit Management at Washington University.  

She helped write Private Dollars for Public Good: A Report on Giving in the St. Louis Region, and the Golden Age of Philanthropy, publications of the Gateway Center for Giving with data commissioned from the University of Indiana and a peer learning unit on record keeping and compliance for the Association of Small Foundations. She has been a participant in the Philanthropy Roundtable of the Aspen Institute.

She has a B.A. and an M.A. and is originally from Colorado.