Brandon McKoy, a leader in New Jersey and nationwide on state policy analysis and advocacy advancing equitable social and economic policies, will be the next president of The Fund for New Jersey.
On January 2, McKoy will succeed Kiki Jamieson, who announced last June her plans to step down at the end of this year after a family relocation. This is a homecoming of sorts for McKoy: He was a program associate at The Fund and its first philanthropy fellow in 2012-2014, shortly after earning a master’s degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. McKoy completed his bachelor’s degree at The College of New Jersey.
“We’re pleased to welcome Brandon back, now in a leadership role where his energy, strategic expertise, and strength of purpose will help drive The Fund for New Jersey’s work to advance progressive public policy to improve the lives of people throughout the state,” Roper said.
“The Fund for New Jersey has accomplished so much over the years and recognizes the need to empower people and communities to achieve more in the future,” McKoy said. “I can’t think of a better place to be involved in that work than at The Fund for New Jersey.”
“With Brandon’s leadership, The Fund for New Jersey will be well positioned to support its nonprofit partners to take on ever more difficult challenges,” said Jamieson. “In the years I’ve known him, Brandon has been steadfast in his commitment to social, economic, and racial justice. The state of New Jersey – not just The Fund – will benefit from his dedication and drive.”
McKoy rejoins The Fund for New Jersey after 2-plus years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, where was vice president for state partnerships and co-leader of the State Fiscal Policy Division. Before that, he was president of New Jersey Policy Perspective for nearly 3 years. McKoy spent more than 7 years at NJPP, first as a policy analyst and then as director of government and public affairs before assuming leadership of the organization.
The Fund’s board selected McKoy from an exceptional pool of talented, diverse candidates following an extensive 6-month nationwide search conducted by Koya Partners. Read the full press release here.