Senior Program Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Julita Eleveld is the Senior Advisor – Global on the Philanthropic Partnerships Team (PPT) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this capacity, she provides leadership and cross-region oversight of the team’s work in its non-U.S. priority geographies: China, India, and the Middle East, as well as emerging efforts in SE Asia and Africa.
Julita is also PPT’s Senior Program Officer, Knowledge Sharing. Building on the five years she spent leading learning and engagement opportunities for members of the Giving Pledge, she leads PPT’s efforts to share lessons learned from that community, the broader PPT, and the foundation. This portfolio also includes working to fill gaps in philanthropic guidance.
In prior roles on the team, she led the team’s strategy and activities on impact investing and led the team’s strategic monitoring, learning, and evaluation efforts.
Before joining the foundation, Julita managed the University of Washington’s Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy, was a founding staff member of the Seattle Girls School, and worked in a variety of business development and product and brand management roles and in corporate finance investment banking.
She holds a BA from U.C Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Singapore. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her family, and serving on the Lakeside School Parent Association board.
With $800 million committed to philanthropy by signers of the Giving Pledge and an estimated $85 billion in donor-advised funds, philanthropic assets are being accumulated at an unprecedented rate. At the same time, many new donors with tremendous resources are struggling to scale their impact. Established foundations in the U.S. have a role to play — if they choose to embrace it — at the intersection of this opportunity and the renewed urgency around critical issues of our day. Given their deep capacity and penchant for strategic approaches, these foundations are ideally positioned to accelerate the giving of these donors […]