Gateway to College National Network is pleased to welcome Cali Hayes as our new Director of Foundation Relations. In her role, Cali will manage GtCNN's public and private grant proposals in support of specific network initiatives and the organization's operating budget. Cali will serve as the primary liaison for institutional funders, and will work closely with the GtCNN team to ensure that grant-related goals are met.
A dyed-in-the-wool storyteller, Cali strives to inspire funders to invest in programs that promote meaningful social and economic change. Prior to her recent move to Portland, a return to her Pacific Northwest roots, she served as the Director of Grants for People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), the largest homeless services agency in the State of California. There, she oversaw an annual portfolio of more than $22 million in public and private grants, and was instrumental in securing multiple large contracts that resulted in the organization more than quintupling in size during her six years there.
Prior to her work at PATH, Cali spent time honing her writing and editing skills at Boston publisher Baker's Plays and NuWire Investor, an online investment magazine based in Seattle. Cali holds a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing and Theatre Studies from Emerson College, and a MSc in Writing from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. We look forward to introducing Cali to many of our friends and funding partners in the coming months.