Amanda High Joins TRF from International Nonprofit, AGRA
Philadelphia, August 4 – Today, The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) announced Amanda High as its new Chief of Strategic Initiatives (CSI). This new position at TRF manages the interconnection of strategic resource development, communications and program innovation. TRF is a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities and does this work through the innovative use of capital and information.
In this new position Ms. High is responsible for launching new initiatives, which are either rooted in TRF’s existing business lines or are extensions of the TRF brand, achieved by implementing new products, programs and partnerships. Among Ms. High’s first initiatives will be a national pilot effort with the Public Health Institute, the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Stakeholder Health to tackle health disparities. Known as Alignment for Health Equity and Development (AHEAD), the initiative aims to develop, validate, and scale strategies that align investments and interventions, as well as to rapidly disseminate these innovations to communities across the country.
Ms. High comes to TRF with over 20 years of experience leading high impact initiatives for national and international non-profit and development organizations. Ms. High most recently served as the Head of Resource Mobilization at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a dynamic partnership founded by the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations that works across the African continent to help millions of small-scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger.
“Amanda has devoted her career to connecting communities in need with resources tailored to spur positive change,” said TRF’s CEO Don Hinkle-Brown. “She brings tremendous experience in collaborating with expert practitioners and helping them capitalize their ideas and design implementation. We are delighted to welcome her to the TRF team.”
Prior to AGRA, Ms. High was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI), which trained socially and economically underprivileged women, men and youth in the skills they need to transform their lives and their communities. Ms. High previously served as the Vice President of Philanthropic Services at the National Philanthropic Trust, where she cultivated major gifts from corporate and private entities, and managed all international and specialized grantmaking. Her career includes service with the U.S. Department of State, the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in Asia and Africa.
About The Reinvestment Fund: TRF is a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities and does this work through the innovative use of capital and information. TRF has made $1.3 billion in community investments since 1985. As a CDFI, TRF finances projects related to housing, community facilities, food access, commercial real estate, and energy efficiency. It also provides public-policy expertise by helping clients create practical solutions and by sharing data and analyses via www.PolicyMap.com. To learn more about TRF, visit trfund.com. Follow us on Twitter @trfund or Facebook at facebook.com/TRFund.