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Grants & Partnerships Manager

Samantha Carlin Willis

Samantha enjoys collaborating with people and teams to bring projects to life.   

Samantha joins LKFLT from the Kanfer family office, Walnut Ridge, where she was project manager and led a diverse portfolio of project and process management, research and analysis, and content creation. She has worked on teams throughout Kanfer Family Enterprise including GOJO and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and is thrilled to now be on the Lippman Kanfer team full-time to support our grantees and partners. At Walnut Ridge, Samantha also consulted for teams in related community and non-profit work including The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, and Romemu Brooklyn. Prior to Walnut Ridge, she was executive assistant at The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, where she managed and grew the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest and supported the founders. She has worked in the arts with Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway producers. Her first experience working in a multigenerational family business was in high school as a clerk at a local, family-owned Italian deli. 

Samantha holds a BA in American Studies from Barnard College. Out of all the titles she’s held, her favorite one to date is Mommy.