Director, Grants Management
As director of Grants Management, Satonya Fair oversees the administration of more than $100 million in grants annually. She has led the development of a customized grants management system, including an online grant portal. She leads the Grants Policies and Procedures Committee and is a member of the Foundation's Committee of Managesr and budget development team.
Before joining Casey, Fair served as senior grants manager at Citi, managing the North America Community Grants Program. In her role, she was part of a team that streamlined grant making for Citi Global Community Development, which funded 400 nonprofits annually. She developed funding parameters, applications, evaluation methods, best practices and provided funding recommendations to the Citi Foundation. Before this, Fair managed CitiFinancial’s U.S. Local Contribution Program, where she redeveloped community relations and volunteer engagement to include CitiFinancial’s branch network offices. Prior to joining Citi, Fair was the community relations manager at The Baltimore Sun, managing the Baltimore Sun Corporate Giving Fund, Reading by 9 Fund and the Spirit of Sharing reader engagement campaign.
Fair volunteers for Jazz at Lincoln Center and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. She earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor's degree in psychology and political science from Miami University (Ohio). She also graduated from the Council on Foundation’s Career Pathways executive leadership program in April 2013. She is a member of many networks including the Grants Managers Network, where she has been named one of the committee chairs of the 2015 annual conference.