Amy HolmesSenior Philanthropic Advisor & Manager
Amy leads strategic planning and program development for families, private foundations, and corporate philanthropy, helping donors define and reach their goals. She manages giving programs focused on music, literature and the arts, arts education, green spaces, and justice system reform, and has overseen large-scale disaster response and community resilience initiatives. She joined RPA in 2004, and has researched and led giving programs in youth development, education, and the Afghan Women Leaders Connect collaborative fund.
Amy previously served as Development Associate for the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, a settlement house in Yorkville and East Harlem in New York. She serves as Vice Chair of the board of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and as Secretary of the board of Harlem United, an agency providing medical, social, and supportive services for adults with HIV/AIDS.
Amy received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in English Literature. She lives in Queens with her husband and three young sons, and has gotten pretty good at cleaning smashed banana off Lego blocks.