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Katie Bunten-Wamaru

Co-CEO - African Visionary Fund

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Katie Bunten-Wamaru is the Co-CEO of the African Visionary Fund, a pooled philanthropic fund laser-focused on driving more unrestricted and unburdensome funding to African visionaries. She has over 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and 8 years working in East Africa. Prior to her current role, Katie worked with the Segal Family Foundation as the Director of Strategy, spearheading the African Visionary Fellowship. Within the first two years of the Fellowship, Katie brought in $2.4 million in new funding to Fellows. Across her philanthropic experience, she has managed due diligence on grant portfolios of over $10 million and leveraged $21 million in outside funding to grantee partners through extensive donor engagement. Katie is skilled at supporting organizations to align their model, operations, and impact measurement with their ultimate vision for change. Katie has an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University and a BA in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College.

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