An attorney by training, Tracy brings over 15 years’ experience advising individuals on their philanthropy and championing their causes. She joined the organization in 2011 as Managing Director for the Institute for Philanthropy, whose mission was to increase effective philanthropy in the United Kingdom and internationally. She led the organization’s successful merger with The Philanthropy Workshop West to create what is today The Philanthropy Workshop. She was named Executive Vice President and most recently CEO before assuming her current role as Senior Advisor to TPW. Today, Tracy leads TPW’s efforts to help individuals and families of significant means learn how to leverage their philanthropy for lasting, positive change, which includes facilitating the highly acclaimed global TPW Intensive Program. She also spearheads the organization’s efforts to build partnerships with peer networks and to share knowledge about impact driven philanthropy with the broader field.
Previously, Tracy served for seven years as senior officer with The Pew Charitable Trusts, a $5 billion charitable institution, and helped launch its new offerings and services for philanthropists, foundations and corporations. She provided advice and counsel on how to form large-scale collaborative charitable initiatives, ranging from health and human services to children and youth, wilderness conservation and the arts. Tracy earned her bachelor’s from Miami University in Ohio, where she graduated with honors, and a master’s in journalism and law degree from The Ohio State University.