Bonny L. Gildin, Ph.D.

Vice President / Afterschool Development Research and Policy


As Vice President of Afterschool Development Research & Policy, Dr. Gildin works closely with the All Stars Project president and CEO to advance the organization’s afterschool and education policy initiatives. She recently launched the Institute for Afterschool Development, which supports, promotes and helps advance cutting-edge approaches and best practices in afterschool for inner-city youth.

Over the last 16 years, Bonny also raised more than $10 million for the All Stars Project and helped build broad private support networks that include major corporate leaders and philanthropists. She continues to direct fundraising for the All Stars Project of New Jersey.

Throughout her 30-year career in academics and non-profits, Dr. Bonny Gildin challenged traditional paradigms of learning and education. After teaching at Stony Brook University and at Rutgers University, and getting her PhD at Columbia, she left academia to serve as field director and national fundraising director for the Rainbow Lobby, a grassroots lobbying effort focused on issues of fair elections and democracy. She was then director of annual giving and alumni relations for the New School, responsible for raising $1.4 million annually.

Bonny Gildin received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. She holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics from Columbia University.

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