Andy Bryant joined the foundation as Executive Director in 2010. He leads the foundation’s team and implements the vision of the board of directors. He has overseen an increase in the foundation’s annual giving from $2 million in 2010 to over $18 million in 2022, alongside the growth of the partner portfolio from 30 organizations to now well over 300. This makes SFF the second largest U.S. foundation in Africa, behind only Gates. The most important quantifiable changes that Andy has overseen include:
· African staff: Zero in 2010 to 70% in 2022
· African-led partners: Zero in 2010 to over 80% in 2022
· Grant decisions made in Africa: Zero in 2010 to nearly 100% in 2022
He has worked in international development for many years in Africa and Asia, including positions with Tanzanian Children’s Fund and TechnoServe. Andy completed a BA from Princeton University in 2003 and subsequently graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a MPA in International Development. He also served as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. He has served on the board of directors or leadership councils for Big Bang Philanthropy, Last Mile Health, Komo Learning Centres, Princeton in Africa, and Spark MicroGrants.
Andy believes that local solutions are the best solutions. His challenge is to lead Segal Family Foundation and its exemplary staff and board in building the most influential development network in Sub-Saharan Africa, placing local visionaries at the helm.