Raise DC Leadership Council


Nicky Goren

Meyer Foundation
President & CEO

Nicky Goren is President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, which awards nearly $7 million annually to organizations working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income residents in the Washington, DC region.

Before being selected to lead the Meyer Foundation in 2014, Goren served for four years as President of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, which focuses on increasing the economic security of women and girls in the District.

Prior to joining the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, she spent 12 years in senior positions at the Corporation for National and Community Service—the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. She served as Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2008 and as acting CEO from 2008 to 2010, overseeing a federal government agency with a staff of 600 and a budget of $1.1 billion.

A graduate of Brandeis University and Cornell Law School, Goren began her career as Assistant General Counsel in the Congressional Budget Office and then served as counsel at the U.S. Congress’ newly established Office of Compliance.