Collin Shepard

Senior Associate

Collin Shepard joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in June 2023 as a Senior Associate for the Sponsored Projects & Funds team. On this team, he supports a portfolio of fiscally sponsored projects under the Environment and Climate Change practice area.

Collin comes to RPA with a background in non-profit operations and fiscally sponsored organizations. Most recently, Collin worked as a Program Associate at Arabella Advisors where he supported a diverse portfolio of fiscally sponsored 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 projects. There he oversaw grantmaking, contract management, and financial management for projects focused on civic engagement, criminal justice reform, and early childhood education.

Collin holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Appalachian State University. His primary academic interests are theories of knowledge and environmental ethics. During his undergraduate education, Collin co-led two Alternative Service Experience’s focused on the conservation of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. In his free time, Collin enjoys hiking in Shenandoah, playing golf, and being a part of several book clubs.

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