Our Staff

Mark Randazzo, Director | mark@ edgefunders.org

Mark has worked to support social justice for over three decades, focusing on strengthening citizens’ movements, civil society organizations and international movements and NGO networks. From 2001 to June 2012 Mark coordinated the work of the Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy, which was launched at the WTO Ministerial in Seattle as the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization. He has held positions within several non-profits and grantmaking organizations, serving over the years as Executive Director, JustAct: Youth Action for Global Justice (1997-2001), West Africa Representative and Regional Director, Oxfam America (1991-1997), Grants Director for West and Central Africa, United Support of Artists for Africa (1987-1990), Canvas Team Leader, Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (1987) and Asia/Pacific Assistant Director and Africa Program Advisor for US Save the Children (1981-1985).  Mark served for two and a half years in the Peace Corps in the then Central African Empire (1977-1980), and obtained a Master’s degree from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (UK) in 1986. He is based in San Francisco with his partner Yeshica Weerasekera and their daughter Samudra.

Lola Ibrahim, Program and Communications Manager | lola@ edgefunders.org

Lola Ibrahim has served for over eight years in the non-profit sector – working to promote gender equity, social justice, and human rights. As a youth program director in Cambridge (2007-2011) she delivered leadership training to prepare and reinforce young women’s personal development, civic engagement, and self-advocacy. She co-founded the Alliance for Girls’ Services (2009) to foster ongoing community-level dialogue on the collective impact of gender-specific programming. As a Program Officer with the Sudan-Reach Women’s Foundation, she managed and developed programmatic activities while establishing partnerships with a broad range of constituencies including volunteers, NGOs, and local grassroots organizations. Lola has a background in program design; training and development; technical writing; graphic design; and communications. She joined EDGE Funders Alliance (then Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy FNTG) in 2011 and is based in the Boston area.

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