Manager, Global Philanthropy, Council on Foundations. Consultant to White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Helping individuals, families, and institutions achieve their philanthropic goals.
I had the opportunity to work with Andrew as part of the 2010 American Express NGEN Fellowship, which required all 12 Fellows to develop and implement a group project that would advance our sector in just six months.
Andrew was a big reason we were successful with our project. We were a collection of twelve individuals across the country, so he ensured that we had a virtual working space to house our work. We were all very busy with our "day jobs", but he was consistently present for every conference call. As you can imagine with twelve passionate leaders, none of whom have previous experience working together, we had our challenges working together. I appreciated Andrew's ability to assist us in clarifying where we were at that moment, and identify the best possible options to advance the project.
And he does this all with humility and grace.
In sports parlance, Andrew is one of those crucial "glue guys" - they do alot of the little things that set up a team for success, and do it gracefully. I look forward to the next time we get to team up again.
I had the great pleasure of getting to know Andy while he was manager of Family Philanthropy Services and supported the Next Gen Task Force at the Council on Foundations. He is not only conscientious and diligent, but an amazing thinker. He is incredibly knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues families can struggle with while trying to be the best grant-makers they can be, and reflects that sensitivity in his work. He is impeccably professional and personable, and wonderful to work with.