Ambassador Board

The KIPP DC Ambassador Board is a select group of committed individuals who strive to make a difference in the lives of students and the communities our schools serve. Members are mid-career professionals from a diverse range of private, public, and non-profit organizations who are interested in growing their networks and making a direct impact on historically underserved students in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Board members take an active role in improving educational outcomes for KIPP DC students by engaging as advocates and spokespeople for our schools. Members help fuel KIPP DC’s role as a model school system and leader in the DC and national education communities.

2022-23 Ambassador Board

  • Kristen Altamar

    Great Bay Community College
  • Linda Byington

    The George Washington University
  • Dana Childress

    Leading Edge HQ
  • Kim Edwards

    Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Jordan Forney

    Bernstein Private Wealth Management
  • Patrick Gill

    Deloitte Consulting LLC
  • Pav Guraya

  • Amber Hairston

    PGIM Real Estate
  • Cornell Johnson

    Centuri Group, Inc.
  • Tahmina Nene

  • Dawn Pons

    Ernst & Young
  • Shaun Trapp

    Cobec Consulting, Inc.
  • Nina Weir

    Bernstein Private Wealth Management
  • Brandon Woods

    Dell Technologies

Board Member Responsibilities

As a complement to KIPP DC’s Board of Directors, the Ambassador Board acts as an additional selective group of champions and network-builders for KIPP DC. Over the course of their term, Ambassador Board members commit their energy towards three primary responsibilities: activation, commitment, and investment.


Board members connect and build relationships with new external champions, represent and advocate for KIPP DC across their networks, and actively seek new partners and friends for KIPP DC.


Ambassador Board members attend quarterly in-person Board meetings, and act as members of host committees for our spring fundraiser and annual College Send-Off graduation campaign. In addition, they engage in student-focused events annually, including KIPP DC’s College Fair, our KIPP Forward networking event, scholarship interview panels, KIPP DC days of service, NAF Academy Career days, or school-based volunteer projects.


As a part of their commitment, Ambassador Board members fulfill a “give/get” financial pledge of $2500 annually via any combination of individual fundraising campaigns, monthly giving program membership or sponsorship, event ticket sales, or direct contributions.



If you are interested in joining KIPP DC’s Ambassador Board, please fill out an application below. A member of KIPP DC’s advancement team will be in touch to speak more if we feel you may be a good fit.