Symposium Speakers

Ellen Remmer

Senior Partner, The Philanthropic Initiative

Ellen Remmer is Senior Partner of The Philanthropic Initiative, a nonprofit strategic philanthropy consulting practice at the Boston Foundation that helps individuals, families, foundations, and companies increase the impact of their philanthropy.

Ellen RemmerSince 1993, Ellen has worked with hundreds of donors to make their giving more effective and developed initiatives to grow high impact philanthropy in the U.S. and abroad. A number of these initiatives have targeted capacity building for community foundations, in such areas as family philanthropy, global philanthropy, professional advisors and impact investing. 

She recently co-authored Foundation and Donor Priorities: A Search for Synergy in Community Foundations, a research study examining the opportunities for greater alignment and impact through strengthened services and partnerships. Ellen is on the board of the Remmer Family Foundation and Prosperity Catalyst, and is a member of the Oxfam America Leadership Council and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute Council.