Alexandra Auguste is a versatile manager with strong organization, communication and executive management skills. She brings an array of experience from operations, administration and finance, managing strategic partnerships, marketing and event planning. She currently serves as Director of Community Investments at the Boston Women’s Fund where she oversees BWF’s grant making programs and practices while deepening relationships with grantees and partners.
Before joining BWF, Alex served as the Director of National Partnerships at The BASE, a sports and academic non-profit organization located in Boston, MA. At The BASE, Alex focused on building and strengthening relationships with academic, business, and civic leaders to create educational and economic pathways for urban youth to succeed.
Prior to joining The BASE, Alexandra served as the Professional Advisor Relations Officer and Donor Services Manager at the Boston Foundation. In these roles, she worked in partnership with professional advisors to help their clients develop private foundation alternatives, open donor advised funds, and think more strategically about their philanthropic strategies. Alex’s expertise of local non-profit organizations allowed her to become a trusted resource within the donor community.
Alex began her professional career at Goldman Sachs Agency Lending in Boston where she held operational positions within Securities Lending. With over 10 years of experience in finance, she has proven her ability to excel in both team-based and autonomous settings that require strict adherence to deadlines and strong attention to detail. These experiences have allowed Alex to become the successful and multifaceted manager that she is today. Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Boston University.
Jermaine Harris is a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He currently serves as a Lieutenant where he develops community-based solutions to violence prevention by collaborating with law enforcement and nonprofit partners. Jermaine is a Chicago native who was born on the city’s Westside where he still resides. He is a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and a United States Marine Corps veteran.
Jermaine was selected to serve on Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s Public Safety Transition Subcommittee. In 2019, he also served on former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s transition team for Public Safety and Accountability. He was a working group member of the National Police Foundation Council on Policing Reforms and Race and currently serves as a governor’s appointee to the State of Illinois Racial Profiling Prevention and Data Oversight Board. Jermaine is a University of Chicago Civic Leadership Academy alum, a Leadership Greater Chicago Signature Fellow, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. In 2022 he was named an Eisenhower USA Justice Fellow where he traveled to Ireland and the United Kingdom to explore police and community partnership building. In recognition of the impact he has made in improving safety outcomes, Jermaine was invited to serve as a featured speaker during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
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