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Emily Gorin Malenfant


Chief Administrative Officer


Emily helps FSG to attract, develop, and grow our people, and to build and sustain an effective and thriving organization.

Role at FSG

Emily oversees “all things people” at FSG, including recruiting, staffing, professional development, human resources, and administration. Emily also leads FSG’s organizational development efforts and works with the organization’s leadership team more broadly to set and manage FSG’s strategic and operating goals.

Prior to becoming CAO, Emily was a Director on the Consulting team, working with a variety of clients in the education and youth and community philanthropy spaces. In addition, she developed a particular expertise on collective impact, having led collective impact strategic planning efforts for reform of the New York State juvenile justice system and for youth health outcomes in Staten Island, both including active facilitation of diverse working groups, and speaking frequently on the topic. An active member of FSG’s Education & Youth impact area, Emily’s past clients include New Schools for New Orleans, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, and the NYC Leadership Academy. Emily has co-authored white papers on the school turnaround landscape and community foundation leadership’s impact on fundraising.

Before FSG

Emily came to FSG with direct experience in nonprofits and foundations. Most recently before joining FSG, Emily worked to develop additional funding sources for grantees at the Schott Foundation for Public Education, an organization working to drive fully resourced, quality preK-12 education, and served as a member of the foundation’s grantmaking team.


  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.
  • Williams College, BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in English and Art History

On Working at FSG

"I’ve spent most of my career at FSG on the consulting side – engaging cross-sectoral leaders in systems change, developing strategies for some of the country’s top education organizations focused on the critical lever of talent, and helping organizations to get better at measuring and achieving impact.

"Recently, I’ve shifted my attention towards FSG as an organization. Now, I get to bring these lenses to a social change organization in a whole new way. Being able to spend my time supporting FSG’s greatest asset – our people – and nurturing organizational culture and growth is deeply rewarding.

"I continue to be as inspired by my fellow FSGers as I was when I started here close to a decade ago. People at FSG care deeply about social change. Getting to work with smart, passionate colleagues to tackle the world’s most pressing social issues is a dream come true.”

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