Fund Director, Open Road Alliance
In his role as fund director, Michael Madnick works directly with leadership to advise, strategize, and implement programs to encourage the adoption of risk management throughout the philanthropic sector. Madnick has served in various leadership positions in the international philanthropy arena, and most recently served as the deputy executive director for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Prior to this position he was deputy director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he managed portfolios spanning government relations and issue advocacy while also spearheading an “Emerging Donors” initiative that has quietly generated over $1 billion of new philanthropic resources and partnerships for global issues. Madnick also served for many years as the senior vice president at the United Nations Foundation, where he institutionalized an organization-wide partnership approach to generate additional financial and other support for UN causes, and was central to the creation and growth of several new social enterprises. Madnick currently serves on a number of non-profit boards and committees, including Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria, Refugees International, MTV Staying Alive (HIV) Foundation, The 1630 Fund, 1000Days.org, Athletes for Hope, and Uncharted Play.