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Wiora named emerging tech leader

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Lynne Wiora, the Foundation’s grant manager, has been recognized as an emerging technology leader in philanthropy.

The Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) recently selected Wiora for its 2022 Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI), which recognizes and cultivates “rising stars” in the philanthropic sector. Wiora will join a cohort of 10 that receives professional coaching, mentor pairing, and educational opportunities designed to amplify skills for career advancement in the field.

“It is an honor to be chosen for the 2022 cohort,” Wiora said. “I look forward to learning new skills and building relationships with my fellow emerging leaders over the next year.”

Wiora joined the Foundation in 2012, as a program assistant for the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, Education, and Special Opportunities programs. In their current role, they oversee the Foundation’s grant processes, data, and grant management system.

Prior to Joyce, Wiora coordinated faculty and programs in the Ecology and Evolution Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and at the DePaul Entrepreneurship Center.

Bill Robertazzi, ELI’s program director, said he was inspired by the 2022 cohort and the executives who volunteered to provide them mentorship.

“Now in its fifth year, the TAG Emerging Leaders Initiative attracts top notch professionals who understand the value of technology to extend and realize the mission of the social sector,” he said.

About The Joyce Foundation

Joyce is a nonpartisan, private foundation that invests in evidence-informed public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region.

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Lynne Wiora, the Foundation’s grant manager, has been recognized as an emerging technology leader in philanthropy.