Who We Are

Who We Are

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help philanthropy do more good. Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, it is the premier university-based center focused on philanthropy for social impact.

Our multidisciplinary 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 applied research available and actionable for a wide-range of impact-focused funders through our annual High Impact Giving Toolkit and our High Impact Philanthropy Academy.

In areas as diverse as closing the achievement gap in the U.S., effective disaster relief, and major global public health issues such as malaria and child mortality, the Center translates the best available information into actionable guidance and educational programs for those looking to make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

CHIP welcomes requests for speaking engagements and event requests. To invite one of our associates to participate in your event, please submit a request form or call 215-573-7266 for more information.

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.

Katherina Rosqueta

Katherina (Kat) Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director, Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Andrews

Kelly J. Andrews

Director, Knowledge Management and Marketing

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Iris Leon

Director, Operations and Strategic Initiatives


Carol McLaughlin

Senior Advisor, Global Public Health

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Ariel Censor

Communications Manager

Julie Davis

Julie Davis

Program Coordinator

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Jesus Luis Zuniga IV

Nonprofit Leadership Practicum Student

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Louisa Lincoln

Applied Research Assistant

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Zela Mbofana

Applied Research and Marketing Assistant

Advisors/Senior Fellows

If you would like to reach an advisor or fellow, please email sp2impact@sp2.upenn.edu.


Ronald G. Albahary

Senior Advisor

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Carra Cote-Ackah

Senior Fellow


Paul Heller

Senior Fellow

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Dick Henriques

Senior Fellow

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Hanh La

Senior Advisor, Public Health

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Richard A. Marker

Faculty Co-Director, Education Programs

Barbara Ricci

Barbara Ricci

Senior Advisor, Behavioral Health

Board of Advisors

CHIP relies on the advice and support of our Board.

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 Faculty Fellows here.

Recent Alumni

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), as part of the Penn School for Social Policy and Practice (SP2), is committed to educating and growing the community of philanthropy, nonprofit, and policy leaders, researchers, and practitioners. Find the bios of our recent program alumni here.