Ruth LaToison Ifill – President & CEO, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Jun 30, 2021

Ruth LaToison Ifill is a self-described “co-conspirator” and a leader among “philanthrofolk” – the community dedicated to mobilizing and distributing resources in ways that dismantle structural injustice toward liberation for all.

As President & CEO of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), Ruthleads the 30-year-old organization in its mission to leverage responsible philanthropy in the pursuit of a healthy and equitable Greater Washington, D.C. As a convener, WRAG is doing the important work – among other things – of educating and supporting foundations in the region on the complexity of racism and connecting organizations within philanthropy and across sectors to address the region’s most pressing structural challenges.

Ruth brings a wealth of experience and insight to her leadership at WRAG – including a talent-management role at Goodwill Industries and DEI leadership at the Council on Foundations. Ruth is also founder and managing partner at Aridai, a business and organizational services consulting firm.