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Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Welcomes New Executive Director

Monday, November 9, 2015

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs, other change makers and practitioners of philanthropy. Tamir Novotny will begin November 16th in EPIP's New York offices. Read our snapshot of the announcement below!

In preparing for his new role, Tamir stated: "I could not be more thrilled to be the next steward of EPIP. As a member of the EPIP family, I've seen firsthand how powerful EPIP can be for its members and for the field. I look forward to taking our work to new levels of power and influence in the years to come."

Tamir is no stranger to the EPIP community, having been an active member since early 2013. He has served on the EPIP New York Steering Committee, and as Regional Coordinator for the Northeast chapters. He has contributed to EPIP’s national programming, including EPIP’s 2015 national conference and its Wednesday Webinar series.

“We are excited to welcome someone who is already a part of the EPIP family as our new Executive Director. Tamir is a familiar face to many EPIP chapter leaders and members, and we look forward to working with him on this next chapter of EPIP’s work and mission,” said Jasmine Hall Ratliff, Program Officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and outgoing Chair of the EPIP Board of Advisors.

Tamir joins EPIP after nine years at Living Cities, in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. While at Living Cities - a philanthropic collaborative of 22 major foundations and financial institutions focused on improving the lives of low-income urban residents - Tamir developed and led portfolios in areas including housing, smart growth, and civic technology.  Most recently, as a Senior Associate on their Public Sector Innovation team, he worked with Living Cities’ members, other foundations and practitioners to seed and spread innovative municipal policies and practices, including around community engagement, human-centered design and government-philanthropic collaboration. Through his influential work at Living Cities, Tamir has established a track record of advancing systemic change toward social justice and racial equity.

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