Shermane Bilal  Senior Manager, Grants and Funds

Shermane Bilal

 Shermane has more than 20 years of experience in family philanthropy, nonprofit management, fiscal sponsorship and grants administration at RPA.  She oversees RPA’s grants administration unit and manages the grantmaking programs of individual donors, collaborative charitable giving vehicles, and the Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Lead Trusts.  She is also responsible for the content and development of RockLinks, a quarterly publication created exclusively for the Rockefeller family by RPA.  She served as a Program Officer for the American Red Cross Recovery Grants Program, which supported long-term recovery through social services, health care and mental health programs.

Prior to joining Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 1992, Shermane served for five years as Grants & Program Manager/Assistant to the Director of Long Island University’s Institute for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science, a National Science Foundation-funded middle school math and science teacher training institute. Shermane has served on the Program Committee of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families; Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE); and the Increasing and Diversifying Philanthropy Committee of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers.

Shermane holds a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from The Milano School for Management and Urban Policy at The New School, and a B.S. from Long Island University in Management and Marketing.

Areas of expertise: Family philanthropy, youth development, human services,  animal-related, fiscal sponsorship administration, grants administration