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Amanda Northrop

Executive Director of the Ceres Foundation | she/her

Amanda Northrop is the Executive Director of the Ceres Foundation where she leads the organization’s day-to-day operations and works with the Board to set and execute its strategic focus. Prior to joining Ceres in 2021, Amanda spent twenty years at the State Street Foundation where she played a variety of roles including managing grantmaking in the company’s headquarters region of Massachusetts.

Beyond Ceres, Amanda sits on the Board of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. She previously served on the Board of Philanthropy Massachusetts and was one of the original Steering Committee members of the Greater Boston chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and has completed professional certificate programs at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She resides in Groton, MA, with her husband and three stepchildren.

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