Meet Our New Grants Team Members

At Siegel, 2022 was a year of growth and change. With that, came the expansion of our Grants Team, which now includes three new team members with new perspectives, fresh ideas, and a wealth of experience to draw on. “We’re delighted to have additional capacity to dig deeper into our focus areas, expand our network, and be able to offer more support to our grantees and partners,” said Joshua Elder, Vice President and Head of Grantmaking. 

Two of these new members will serve as Grantmaking Program Managers, partnering with grantees, building new relationships, and pulling insights from across our interest areas. Another will serve as a much-needed Grants Team Coordinator to ensure smooth sailing. 

“We’re thrilled to have such talented and creative people join our ranks,” remarked President and Executive Director Katy Knight, “we’re especially excited about their curiosity, eagerness to learn, and passion to be part of our mission to reshape the role that tech can and should play in society.” 

Meet them below! 

Ali Chin

Ali Chin, Grantmaking Program Manager 

Before Siegel, I worked in both the education non-profit and philanthropic sectors in New York City, most recently at JPMorgan Chase on the Global Philanthropy team.

At Siegel, I am excited to collaborate and learn with our grantees and partners, and help continue to build our community! 

Outside of Siegel, I enjoy traveling, jogging around Central Park, and spending time with family and friends.

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Evan Trout, Grantmaking Program Manager 

Before Siegel, I worked most recently for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, writing grants in support of a program whose goal was to advance educational equity. In the past, I worked for a non-profit addiction treatment organization and as a freelance writer, but education has always been my passion and was the subject of my college studies at Miami University (the one in Ohio).

At Siegel, I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge across our interest areas by diving into and supporting the strategies being put into action by proximate leaders with the greatest understanding of their communities’ assets. I hope to be a valuable partner and sounding board for these leaders and help them achieve transformative results.

Outside of Siegel, I’m usually either trying out a new restaurant or trying to recreate my favorite dishes back at home while practically any sport plays in the background. If not that, I’m probably upstate hiking with our lab-pit mix, Vinny.

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Dylan Warner, Grants Team Coordinator 

Before Siegel, I spent my career in the nonprofit field. I worked for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA after college, and then I did grantwriting for the Children’s Home of York.

At Siegel, I am looking forward to learning more about public interest technology issues, as well as how philanthropic organizations can best partner with nonprofits for big impacts.

Outside of Siegel, you’ll most often find me on the stage! I love to be in theatrical productions, singing karaoke, or just playing my guitar.