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As president of the Maryland Philanthropy Network, a statewide, Baltimore-based association that represents some 130 organizations, Celeste Amato helps manage some $9 billion in charitable assets.

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In recent years a growing number of foundations have fastidiously articulated new program goals to support people of color, people who are LBGTQ, people with low incomes, and others facing barriers to progress. But Jara Dean-Coffey says something huge is missing from all of those equity efforts — a rethinking of the way foundations measure success.

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Celeste Amato became the second president of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers in 2012 and recently guided the organization in rebranding, including the launch of its new name, Maryland Philanthropy Network.