Tamara Winfrey-Harris: President

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Indianapolis, IN — Tamara Winfrey-Harris, a national thought leader on issues of gender and race, has been selected as President of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).

Winfrey-Harris, who brings a deep commitment to issues affecting women and girls, has held positions of increasing responsibility at CICF, where she most recently has been Vice President of People, Culture and Brand.

Skilled at leading community partners in finding philanthropic answers to critical issues, she oversaw the execution of the more than $2.2 million Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund (CIREF), established by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Lumina Foundation, CICF and other donors to focus on solutions that address racial inequities in the criminal justice system.

A veteran of several capital campaigns and fundraising efforts, Winfrey-Harris was previously CICF Vice President of Community Leadership and Effective Philanthropy and oversaw service to 500+ donors, 475+ agency endowment funds, 122 scholarships, and other funds totaling $600M.

Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times and Ms. Magazine, and she has been invited to speak on issues of gender, race and social justice at campuses and venues across the country.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana was founded in 1996 and is a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Its mission is to mobilize people, ideas and investments so every woman and girl in its community has an equitable opportunity to reach her full potential – no matter her place, race or identity. For more information, visit https://www.womensfund.org.