Mindee Barham

Chief Development Officer, Grameen America

Ms. Barham is the Chief Development Officer of Grameen America, a national, non-profit microfinance organization empowering women who live in poverty to build small businesses to create better lives for their families.

As part of her role, Ms. Barham is leading Lifting America: The Campaign for Her Future, a bold campaign to realize our broader vision for the next 10 years. The $300M campaign comprises philanthropic support and loan capital, and will allow us to scale our organization, lift low-income communities, stabilize families and create multigenerational change. We are focused on Expansion to Deepen Our Impact and Reach New Communities; Continued Innovation and Digital Inclusion; and Providing Enhanced Wraparound Services. We aim to double our footprint by expanding to over 40 branches across the country by 2028, reaching over 500,000 women with $12B in loan capital. These women will spearhead economic revitalization in their communities, improving the economic situation of their spouses, children and employees, changing the lives of over 1 million people across the country.

Ms. Barham has over 25 years of nonprofit and development experience, and has held key positions in fund development at Columbia University, Classroom, Inc., the YMCA of Greater New York, and was most recently the Vice President of Resource Development at the United Way of New York City. Mindee is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals NYC Chapter, and is Co-Chair of its Professional Advancement Committee. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the New School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from Northwestern University.

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