Omar Woodard is a Senior Consultant at Results for America. He currently serves as Executive Director of Harris Philanthropies, a foundation that seeks to pioneer solutions and strengthen communities, and is dedicated to improving outcomes through catalytic giving. He previously served as Vice President of Solutions with Results for America. He spent eight years as a social impact investor focused on accelerating economic mobility through community-led partnerships in cities across the U.S., including five years as executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, and as a principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP). Earlier in his career, Omar specialized in government affairs – from global to local – as a registered federal lobbyist, policy director to the PA State Senate minority whip, and policy director to a Philadelphia mayoral campaign. He started his career on Capitol Hill as an urban policy aide to a U.S. Congressman and appropriator.
Omar serves on the boards of: Compass Working Capital, Independence Public Media Foundation, Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT). He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and held fellowships with the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Omar received a B.A. in International Affairs (Economics, Arabic) with a minor in public policy, and a M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management, both from the George Washington University where he was a Presidential Fellow. He completed executive education in nonprofit governance from Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania.
Read more in Generocity about Omar’s “superpower” – helping communities find solutions to help children and families struggling with poverty.