‘This money does not belong to us.’ Our conversation with Dr. Gislaine N. Ngounou.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s mission is to champion community-driven efforts that challenge racial inequities and advance excellent, student-centered public education for youth throughout New England. Dr. Ngounou touches on her personal beliefs about philanthropy, describes the challenges that Nellie Mae and other foundations faced during the pandemic, the centrality of youth voice and partnerships, how our expectations about impact and change can be fundamentally refined, and more.