Director Institutional Giving
Tara is a fundraising professional with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in the youth development, education and mental health arenas. In her role at Juma, Tara oversees grant fundraising and supervises the grants team across the agency’s eight sites. Tara holds a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA and has worked as a direct service provider, program director, consultant, and in all aspects of fund development. Specific responsibilities include proposal development, editing, funder reports, grant budgets and funder stewardship. Tara thrives in fast-paced environments that values teamwork, creativity and a sense of humor. When Tara is out of work she can be found pursuing some crazy athletic feat like a Triathlon or Century Ride or watching Netflix with her teenage son.