Michael Coffey has helped to direct millions of dollars to critical projects in the region and throughout the nation. As a Program Officer with the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, he was responsible for an initiative aimed at strengthening community organizing in DC. Equal parts grantmaking, research and coalition building, his role supported the institution’s commitment to addressing the District’s deep poverty and social divisions in ways that recognize those most affected by the issues as key change agents. Similarly, Coffey consulted with the Compton Foundation to foster a greater awareness of global affairs among young leaders. Prior to advising family foundations, Coffey was the Director of Youth Programs for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a Research Assistant with the National Center on Fathers and Families. He and his wife were founding members of the Black Benefactors, an investment club that prioritizes the needs of local African American children, youth and families.