Who We Are

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is the only university-based center with a singular focus on philanthropy for social impact. Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, it is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good.

Our multi-disciplinary team’s work is characterized by a focus on social impact, an approach that leverages the best available information, and a commitment to making our guidance available and actionable for a wide-range of impact-focused funders.

Our Team

Our senior team has substantive experience on a range of domestic and international issues; evaluation and program design; and strategy and operations. Our backgrounds and networks allow us to quickly ramp up our project-based capacity through strategic use of consultants, fellows, practitioners, academics, and graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Core team members’ backgrounds and our network also allow us to synthesize information across a wide array of disciplines to determine the most promising approaches for achieving positive, social change.


Kat Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director, Adjunct Faculty


Anne Ferola

Director, Education & Strategic Partnerships


Ronald G. Albahary

Senior Advisor


Sarah Gormley

Associate Director, Administration and Knowledge Management


Hanh La

Director, Applied Research & Analysis

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Richard A. Marker

Faculty Co-Director for Executive Education Programs


Carol McLaughlin

Senior Advisor, Global Public Health

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Barbara Ricci

Senior Advisor, Behavioral Health


Molly Sinderbrand

Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty Fellows

Our Center’s home in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) provides a unique opportunity to engage preeminent scholars and graduate students committed to social justice, social impact, and positive social change. Starting in the Fall of 2017, our inaugural faculty fellows program represents a more structured opportunity for faculty experts to contribute to our work. In addition to ensuring the rigor of CHIP’s guidance, program participation helps expand researchers’ networks and perspectives in a way that strengthens future scholarship, especially by affiliated post docs and other graduate students. Find the bios of our 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows here.

Recent Alumni


Kate Barrett

Senior Manager of Community Affairs, Campbell Soup Company;
formerly Project Director


Kyle Sherman

Senior Associate, DeBoer Foundation, Inc.;
formerly Social Impact Fellow


Danielle Wolfe

Executive Director, M. Night Shyamalan Foundation;
formerly Senior Analyst


Cecily Wallman-Stokes

Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team;
formerly Senior Analyst


Blair Glencorse

Executive Director, Accountability Lab;
formerly Social Impact Fellow


Götz Bechtolsheimer

Formerly Social Impact Fellow