Cynthia Wong is a proud Mikva Challenge alumna from the South Side of Chicago. A former banker, management consultant, and nonprofit executive director, she’s now a philanthropic leader based in San Francisco focused on initiatives to advance racial and economic equity. She works with impact-oriented funders and investors to develop new products, programs, and business models.

Currently, she’s partnering with the senior leadership and team at the Seattle Foundation on a new strategy and operating model for community philanthropy. She previously led the Bay Area office of the nation’s largest community development financial institution (LISC), invested in underserved communities as a banker and impact investor at Morgan Stanley, and has also worked with large corporations, foundations, and nonprofits on solving mission critical issues as a strategy/management consultant.