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 grantmaking organization into the local giving platform that supports our city’s shared prosperity, social equity, and cultural richness. The Foundation has been an effective and high-impact grantmaker for 103 years; today, it supports approximately 150 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 strategic initiatives. She studied architecture in India and holds an MA in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.