The Foundation staff works to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

Angela G. Powers

Chief Operating Officer; Senior Vice President for Planning and Operations

Angela Powers is responsible for leading The Foundation’s multi-year strategic planning, annual operating planning and the ongoing review of progress toward goals. She also leads The Foundation's efforts to understand, document and improve Foundation systems and processes. Powers leads the work of the senior leadership team as well as several cross-departmental teams. In addition, Powers has responsibility for the finance, administration, technology, stewardship and communications department. Powers also continues to work with Foundation donors and their advisors insuring their philanthropic goals are achieved now and in the future.

Prior to her present position, Powers was Senior Vice President for Development and Donor Services at The Community Foundation. Powers served as the first President of the Valley Community Foundation (VCF), working with its founding Board to design and grow the new organization, and she now serves on the VCF Board. Powers was a partner with Ekstrom & Associates (now Ekstrom, Alley Clontz & Associates), a consulting firm of practitioners in philanthropy whose clients include community foundations, charitable organizations, families, individuals and their advisors.

Powers earned her B.A. from Fairfield University in Connecticut and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive and trained facilitator. She and her husband, Bill, an educator, live in Hamden and enjoy visiting their two sons in Washington, D.C., and New York City.