Renee Karibi-Whyte

Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships

Renée heads up Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ efforts to drive sustainable, mission-related growth by disseminating thought leadership and expanding opportunities for client development. She is intimately involved with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Theory of the Foundation initiative as well as other knowledge-based projects that help clients and the sector create more thoughtful, effective philanthropy. She works closely with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ client services teams on convenings, speaking engagements, presentations and communications domestically and internationally. As the lead for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ partnership strategy, Renée actively engages with individuals, foundations and other organizations. Renée’s team is also responsible for knowledge management and the creation of content and materials that serve Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ mission of expanding the philanthropy sector.

Before joining Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 2017, Renée held various senior marketing roles in Thomson Reuters and worked as a Senior Division Manager for the American Conference Institute.  Prior to that, Renée practiced law at Morgan Lewis & Bockius in New York and at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The first several years of her legal career were spent working for judges in the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands), and in Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit.

Renée has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry. She is an active volunteer and a mother of four.

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