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Our Mission
Invest in Girls transforms girls’ futures through a comprehensive financial education equipping them for a powerful future.


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Invest In Girls works with schools, community organizations, corporations and foundations to provide financial literacy programming to young girls. 


Our Corporate Partners

Our Corporate Partners are integral to the success of our program. They provide role models, open their doors to our girls in the form of industry trips and work tirelessly to support our program. They believe in our mission and work with us to ensure that all girls have access to a financial education.  

 

 


Who We Serve

IIG partners with independent, charter and public schools as well as community orgs. These partnerships help us deliver our program to girls throughout the Eastern Region of the United States. The staff are excited to support the girls at their orgs by helping to provide us with important infrastructure to facilitate our curriculum.


 
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Betsy Kelder
Executive Director

Betsy is a strategic leader focused on extended day and out of school time learning opportunities for students. She is committed to increasing opportunities for underserved populations and fulfilling the organization's mission "to usher in the first generation of financially literate girls" because she knows that confidence and knowledge are the key to leadership and opportunity. Before joining Invest in Girls, Betsy was the Director of Summer and External Programs at Belmont Day School, and the Associate Director at Hidden Valley Camp. Prior to pursuing a career in education, Betsy served as a Sr. Technical Recruiter and the Manager of the domestic intern program for Microsoft. She received her B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and is completing her MPA at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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Ashley Bordas
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Ashley joins IIG with nine years of fundraising experience. She has extensive managerial experience in the non-profit sector and a record of success in implementing innovative ideas to push program development forward. Her background includes grant writing, event planning, and collaborating with community partners to strategically accomplish fundraising goals and initiatives.

She moved to Massachusetts in 2013, to pursue a master’s degree in Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion at Harvard University. Providing opportunities and resources to young girls, remains her biggest passion in life. She strongly believes that as we continue to foster strong mentor relationships, young girls will feel empowered to envision a brighter future for themselves, and continue breaking through glass ceilings. She looks forward to using her fundraising experience to cultivate new relationships for IIG, in order to make a lasting impact for young girls and future leaders.

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Erin White
Director of Strategic Partnerships & New England Programs

Erin started her not-for-profit career in 2011 by launching a writing program at a senior living community on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. She moved to Massachusetts in 2012, and joined Invest in Girls in 2016—bringing to the table an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, a creative perspective on matters of personal finance, and experience working for nonprofits serving all ages in public schools and centers in Boston and Lawrence. As an educator and curriculum designer, Erin seeks to combine engaging lessons with focused program delivery relevant to her students' lives. In addition to nurturing programmatic relationships in the New England region, she cultivates IIG's base of strategic partners through the creation of meaningful volunteer opportunities as well as grant writing. Erin is thrilled to work for an organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women, and welcomes unsolicited emails from anyone interested in getting involved.

 
 
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Devon Mercurius
Director of Technology & New York City Programs

Devon came to IIG in 2015 with five years of experience working in non-profit education. He previously ran paid internship programs, provided college application support, lead professional development programs for teens and was a site director for schools across New York City. He is currently helping IIG build new partnerships with corporate partners and schools. As the Diretor of Technology, Devon is our primary tech lead/consult in addition to managing our website and social media presence. Away from work Devon's interests include technology, business and is a bit of a foodie. He was born in Guyana, South America but was raised and continues to live in Brooklyn, New York. Devon is a proud graduate Ramapo College of New Jersey. Go Roadrunners!

 
 
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Shannan Taylor
Director of Mid-Atlantic Programs

Shannan is a native Marylander with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and vast experience in the financial services industry. Before coming to IIG, she was a Manager of financial institutions for fifteen (15) years. Her experience entails managing staff, strategic planning, developing implementation plans and timelines, devising budget forecasts, establishing goals and objectives, tracking performance, training, and fostering collaborative relationships with customers and businesses.  Shannan was a trailblazer in the communities in which she served by providing financial literacy to underserved schools, youth programs throughout the City of Baltimore, and adult work programs. She has seen the drought and lack of financial education in some parts of Maryland and senses a need for empowerment through financial education and literacy. For these reasons, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge power and life experiences to influence and aid in the growth and development of humanity. Shannan is confident that her alignment with IIG’s mission will advance IIG’s presence in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.

 
  Tiffany S. Collins   Managing Partner / Trial Attorney  Downs Collins, P.A.

Tiffany S. Collins
Managing Partner / Trial Attorney
Downs Collins, P.A.

  Matt Conroy   Director of Operations, Finance, and Business Risk  IR+M

Matt Conroy
Director of Operations, Finance, and Business Risk
IR+M

  Neil Desai   Portfolio Manager  Putnam Investments

Neil Desai
Portfolio Manager
Putnam Investments

  Kusum Gaind   Philanthropist

Kusum Gaind
Philanthropist

  Michelle Hicks   Client Relations  GMO

Michelle Hicks
Client Relations
GMO

  Lisa Mullan   CEO & Founder  Uwila Warrior

Lisa Mullan
CEO & Founder
Uwila Warrior

  Christina Oliver   Chief Program Officer  Classroom Inc.

Christina Oliver
Chief Program Officer
Classroom Inc.

  Olachi A. Opara   Portfolio Analyst  Brown Advisory

Olachi A. Opara
Portfolio Analyst
Brown Advisory

  Kathy Parker   Partner  Rodman CPAs

Kathy Parker
Partner
Rodman CPAs

  Heidi Pickett   Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program  MIT

Heidi Pickett
Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program
MIT

  Caroline Sacks   Attorney  Ropes & Gray LLP

Caroline Sacks
Attorney
Ropes & Gray LLP

  Dune Thorne   Head of Client Experience and Head of Boston Office  Brown Advisory IIG Co-Founder

Dune Thorne
Head of Client Experience and Head of Boston Office
Brown Advisory
IIG Co-Founder

  Christina Qi   Co-Founder & Partner   Domeyard LP

Christina Qi
Co-Founder & Partner
Domeyard LP

  Karen Bond   Executive Director  Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH)

Karen Bond
Executive Director
Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH)