Ami is a donor initiatives officer in CFT’s relationships department. She executes CFT’s stewardship efforts, manages a portfolio of funds while connecting them to the community and cultivates new donor relationships with a focus on diversity.
Ami holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and international affairs from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in international affairs, economic and political development and microfinance from Columbia University and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation from the American College of Financial Services.
Community Leadership / Board Service
In addition to working at CFT since 2017, Ami runs a nonprofit called Opportunity Plus, which funds innovative and scalable financial inclusion and affordable microloan programs globally and in Dallas. Opportunity Plus supports progress through opportunity, not charity, creating opportunities for low-income communities, especially women, to live self-sufficient, healthier, and more engaged lives.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"The opportunity to walk alongside our fundholders’ philanthropic journeys. Not only is it inspiring, it’s a daily reminder of the good of the world again."
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
— Maya Angelou