Ayana Gabriel

As vice president, community impact for Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Ayana Gabriel leads and drives achievement of the Foundation’s equity goals and impact across the Atlanta metro region. She seeks to inspire philanthropy that will increase the region’s equity as well as the economic and social mobility of its residents. Ayana joins the Foundation following seven years at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she led education initiatives for children from birth through high school. She also oversaw Blank’s work around social justice, including NFL and Atlanta Falcons initiatives, as well as management of a fund focused on support of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. She co-led the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for the businesses and Foundation. Her background includes managing diversity and education strategy for Teach for America, teaching science within the Atlanta Public Schools system and an earlier career as a chemical engineer. Ayana also has extensive experience in community leadership in her Westside Atlanta neighborhood. Ayana graduated from Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology with dual bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering.