If you have any questions about our programs or preparing a grant proposal, please don't hesitate to contact one of the staff members listed below.

Meg Cushing, Associate Director 
Programs: Sustainable Resources Management and Cuba-related initiatives

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Since joining the Foundation in 1987, Meg has worked in a variety of roles, most recently as program officer for the Foundation’s environmental program initiatives. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of projects that foster sustainable resource use, balancing conservation with the needs of local communities who rely on natural resources for their livelihoods and survival. She has had the privilege of serving on the selection committees for the Kleinhans Fellowships and the Overbrook Conservation Fellows Program and as a member of Philanthropy New York’s Program Committee.

Margaret M. Egan,
Grants Management

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Margaret M. Egan has over 20 years in nonprofit management. She has led philanthropic foundations, created a national network for grants manager professionals (, which was recently rebranded as PEAK Grantmaking, and designed and developed operational infrastructures for more than 40 organizations. Over her career, she has managed projects and facilitated planning to optimize resource allocation and management. Margaret continues to serve the nonprofit sector in an advisory capacity and joined the Tinker Foundation full time in 2017 to apply her skills and talents to the Foundation’s core mission.

Caroline B. Kronley,
Program: Democratic Governance

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Caroline B. Kronley joins the Tinker Foundation as its third President. Previously, Caroline worked as the Managing Director for Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, leading the development of new programmatic initiatives. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners as well as Booz & Company where she served a broad range of clients on strategy and organizational performance. Caroline worked for a number of years in Mexico, where she oversaw strategic planning activities for a microfinance institution. In this role, she designed and led marketing, partnership, training, and program evaluation initiatives. She graduated from Haverford College with a degree in history and a concentration in Latin American studies and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Susan Vega,
Director of Finance and Administration

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Susan is deeply committed to serving nonprofits in a financial capacity and has enjoyed working with people dedicated to furthering a mission. Prior to joining the Foundation she served at various institutions ranging from scientific education, Big Wildcat conservation and finally a private foundation advancing immigration acceptance into host societies. Her current interests include studying the topic of organizational strategic processes, alignment and the impact of operational functions on organizational goals.

Susan is responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, administration of human resources and coordinating activities beneficial to the Foundation’s stakeholders.