Principal Consultant of Strategic Partnerships, REDF
REDF’s Principal Consultant of Strategic Partnerships, Vivienne Lee, brings deep expertise with over 18 years of experience working in both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Having built a strong foundation in strategy development, program and initiative design and development and organizational coaching, Vivienne is well versed in assessing challenges, identifying solutions and providing implementation frameworks in which to execute with impact. Most recently, Vivienne led REDF’s expansion strategy, building partnerships and creating pilot programs that serve as models as REDF scales a social enterprise ecosystem nation-wide. Working at the intersection of social impact and business value, Vivienne believes her experience working for intermediaries focused her talents to best understand the needs of nonprofits and provide or connect them with the tools, resources and guidance for success. Prior to joining REDF, Vivienne led Citibank’s community development efforts managing a philanthropic portfolio of grantees. From the lens of a funder, she understands how to position and structure programs to achieve capital and can also develop strategic partnerships with philanthropy, both corporate and private, to cultivate relationships for sustained support. Vivienne started her career as an Americorps VISTA volunteer helping low-income families in Hawaii build wealth and assets through matched savings accounts. She earned a Master’s Degree in City Planning from MIT and attended Occidental College. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation, Skid Row Housing Trust, Opportunity Fund and the Union Bank Community Advisory Board, Vivienne enjoys finding undiscovered culinary destinations in LA and globally.