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National Engagement and Philanthropy

Since 2014, Strada Education Network has invested more than $120 million in strategic philanthropy, supporting educators, employers and policymakers to help students achieve their education and career goals. Working directly with governors and through national organizations, we help states develop skilled talent pipelines to build their economies.

About Strada National Engagement and Philanthropy

Strada’s Philanthropy and National Engagement teams support organizations and initiatives that: help people pursue purpose-driven education and career pathways; nurture and scale collaborative efforts between educators and employers to blend work and learning; and deliver employer-informed curriculum to meet workforce demand.

Our investments focus on:

·       Education & Career Planning

·       Student Success & Support

·       Career & Workforce Transitions

Latest from Strada National Engagement and Philanthropy

Rhode Island Employer Forum

Strada Education Network is hosting a series of Employer Forums around the country this year, highlighting successful collaborations where employers, educators, and policymakers are working together to improve the education-to-career …


Online Student Success Symposium

“Students are individuals, and the power of online learning is in using real-time data to identify individual needs and develop curricula that provide individualized instruction.” To help all learners succeed, …

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Featured Grant Recipients

“Strada’s financial support and personal involvement helps thousands of students through scholarships, mentoring, and work-based learning experiences, building a diverse talent pipeline for employers throughout the country.”

Della Britton Baeza

Jackie Robinson Foundation

"If we abandon low-income or first-generation students at graduation with a poorly designed handoff between college and career, we fail to deliver on the full promise of higher education. Strada understands this and is a great partner in preparing students for the future of work.”

Bridget Burns

University Innovation Alliance

“Strada shares our commitment to building tomorrow’s workforce and creating pathways out of poverty for hard-working students. Their willingness to invest in innovative solutions helped us expand the Urban Work College so more students can graduate with the skills they need to succeed.”

Michael J. Sorrell

Paul Quinn College

Meet the Team

Carol D’Amico, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy

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Daryl A. Graham

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

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Beth Bean

Vice President, National Engagement, Philanthropy and Policy

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Paul A. De Giusti

Vice President, External & Government Affairs

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Anna Gatlin Schilling

Vice President, National Engagement & Strategic Communications

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Chris Guidry

Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy

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Pat Roe

Vice President, Philanthropy

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S. Nicole Thompson

Vice President, Grants Management, Strategy & Analysis

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Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement

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