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Tonya Allen

President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation

Tonya Allen-Skillman-0463 (2)Tonya Allen is president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, where she works to align education reform, urban revitalization and public policy to improve the well-being of Detroit’s children. She is the architect of the Foundation’s 10-year $100-million Good Neighborhoods program, and helped orchestrate the development of Excellent Schools Detroit, a $200-million, citywide education reform organization. Her decades-long career has centered on pursuing, executing and investing in ideas that improve Detroit neighborhoods and reduce the plight of underserved people. She has been instrumental in numerous successful philanthropic, government and community initiatives and has a comprehensive understanding of philanthropic governance and strategy.