Joanne SchneiderSenior Philanthropic Advisor
Joanne joined the RPA team in 2009. She helps individuals, families, corporations, and foundations determine priorities for giving and develop philanthropic strategies as well as manages grantmaking initiatives and giving programs across a range of issues and geographies.
Joanne has a diverse breadth of social sector experience. Prior to RPA, Joanne contributed to grantmaking and programs at the Skoll Foundation, the American Express Corporate Philanthropy Department, and the Morgan Stanley Community Affairs Department. She also managed the Volunteer Services Department of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, engaging donors and creating meaningful service opportunities. Joanne served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Central Africa.
Joanne holds a BS from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Columbia Business School, where her focus was Social Enterprise. Joanne serves on the board of RISE Yoga for Youth, a Bay Area nonprofit bringing yoga and wellness education to schools and youth organizations. To relax, Joanne likes to cook. Some of her favorite foods to make are pumpkin bread, egg frittatas, and African peanut stew.