Interim Executive Director
Robyn Hullihan has served in the field of philanthropy since 1989. As a former executive staff member of several foundations (family, private, and corporate), Robyn is now an independent consultant for individual donors and philanthropic organizations. She advises funders on ways to establish strong governance procedures; articulate, pursue and achieve their charitable missions; and have a lasting, positive impact on the communities that they serve.
Robyn has significant experience in the management of foundation and program start-up activities. Her expertise includes assisting donors and Boards with defining vision, values, mission, and goals; establishing governance structures; preparing financial, administrative, and succession plans; producing program research, development and guidelines; and negotiating with educational, cultural, health, and social-service organizations and professionals, at the local, national, and international levels.
Robyn earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and holds graduate degrees from the Stern School of Business at New York University and the London School of Economics. She has been active on committees for several non-profit organizations, which include the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, Council on Foundations, and Women in Philanthropy. She currently serves on the Boards of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation and the Guilford Community Garden HUB.