Orlando Watkins 1995 Global Fellow
Mr. Watkins has over 20 years of experience developing and strengthening educational and community-based organizations. As a former Senior Director at the Boston Foundation, an $800M community foundation, Mr. Watkins was responsible for developing philanthropic partnerships with like-minded foundations and donors who are interested in strengthening communities through data driven, high impact initiatives. Before joining the Boston Foundation, he spent several years as Vice President of Programs for the Greater New Orleans Foundation, including the years immediately following Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Watkins’s career has also included significant leadership roles in government and in higher education including, serving a Governor Appointment as Executive Director of the Louisiana Serve Commission.
Mr. Watkins has served on numerous boards including the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Schools for New Orleans, the Institute for the Study of Race and Poverty at Tulane University, the International Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of New Orleans and the Boston-based Associated Grant Makers. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Morehouse College.