Vice Président, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Heather Grady is a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and leads strategy and program development in global philanthropy. She leads the SDG Philanthropy Platform to encourage philanthropy to engage more in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Heather’s philanthropic advising has been influenced by two decades living in countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, managing development and humanitarian programs focused on themes including education, livelihoods, health, agriculture and microfinance. Heather was previously a Vice President at The Rockefeller Foundation where she oversaw an annual grantmaking budget averaging $65 million. Prior to that, she served as the Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, founded by former Irish President Mary Robinson.
Heather is an Adjunct Professor at the China Global Philanthropy Institute and previously held the same position at Columbia University. Heather has degrees from Harvard University and Smith College and is conversant in Chinese and Vietnamese. She serves on a number of Boards and Advisory Groups including The B Team, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, and the Wildlife Justice Commission, and is a member of the WEF Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.