Geeta draws on her deep experience in philanthropy, urban planning and economic development to address the needs of Cambridge through the Foundation’s work. She has transformed a local grant-making organization into ‘the’ local giving platform that supports our city’s shared prosperity, social equity and cultural richness. The CCF has been an effective and high impact grant-maker for 100 years; today, it supports approximately 100 nonprofits annually. The organization has become an influential civic leader, serving as a neutral, civic voice on issues Cambridge faces, and a collaborative philanthropic partner, working with donors, businesses, nonprofits, universities and engaged citizens to address residents’ needs.
Geeta previously worked for the Boston Foundation, where she oversaw the development of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives. She studied architecture in India and holds an MA in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.