Matisse Geenty, Philanthropy Director

Matisse Geenty

Philanthropy Director

Matisse leads the League’s Philanthropy team to ensure fundraising goals are met and exceeded. She is responsible for creating long-term philanthropic strategies that connect donors to the League’s work, nurturing relationships with funders, and sharing the League’s philanthropic story far and wide. Matisse believes the League is unique and invaluable in its ability to use science, cutting-edge technology, and community effort to both caretake the lake day-to-day and advocate for policies that Keep Tahoe Blue.

Prior to joining the League, Matisse co-founded a consulting firm focused on philanthropic strategy and organizational change management. She served in numerous Interim Philanthropy Director positions in the Bay Area and brings considerable experience building sustainable fundraising programs and helping funders co-create the world they want to see. Before launching her business, she led the philanthropy program at San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers and designed programs for audience and donor growth at performing arts organizations across California.

Matisse holds a Bachelor’s from UC Santa Barbara, with a focus on revenue models for cultural organizations navigating the rapidly changing philanthropic landscape of the 21st Century. When not working, she enjoys hiking, skiing, playing music, and gardening. Matisse serves on the development committee of the Community Foundation of Nevada County and is a passionate Californian dedicated to the future of her beloved home state.

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