Nancy Christiano, Partner, Philanthropy & Foundation Management
is a master connector and visionary focusing on fundraising, stakeholder and community commitment, and project development for societal improvement.
has depth in management and coalition building at the grassroots, state, national and international levels, in both the business and non-profit sectors.
Nancy is the Founder of the Christiano Network and is a powerful leader with a proven track record in event management, philanthropic strategy, foundation management, media and community relations, and public outreach.
has access to major corporate donors, private family foundations, people of influence as well as personal relationships with internationally recognized speakers who focus on peace, justice and sustainability and is instrumental in connecting them to philanthropic organizations, universities and others.
The list of high profile individuals that Nancy
has assisted with their causes includes the likes of Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Charlize Theron, Geena Davis, Abigail Disney, Ted Danson, and Sam Waterston.
Over the years, Nancy has had the unique opportunity to honor such influential people as Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Sting, Trudie Styler, Glenn Close, and President Bill Clinton, to name a few.
enjoys international business and successfully opened the US market for a Japanese cosmetic company which is currently sold in Nordstrom, Sephora
and over 500 stores throughout the United States.
As an expert in sustainability Nancy was called upon for the 2009 Governor's Global Climate Summit hosted by California Governor Schwarzenegger.
The purpose of the conference was to stimulate economic growth, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, create green jobs, and promote clean energy solutions.
Nancy enjoys giving back to her community and is a special advisor and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including: Magic Johnson Foundation, Brandman University, CreativeOffering.org, El Sol Science and Arts Academy, Women in Leadership, Wilkinson College, Chapman University.
Nancy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chapman University with a BA in Communications Studies.