Talondria Hodges

Talondria Hodges

Adjunct Instructor

Tia Hodges has dedicated nearly 20 years to creating and implementing strategies that drive systemic change at the intersection of philanthropy, non-profit, and social impact sectors to improve social and economic progress in communities across the U.S. This work has been fulfilled through her roles at the Citi Foundation where she led the strategy and investments of the Youth Economic Opportunity portfolio in the U.S. In this role, she was responsible to lead the strategic composition and investments of the portfolio with a focus on workforce, social innovation, mentoring, and financial education.

Tia also spent many years at high-impact non-profit organizations including Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin supporting the organization's mission to eradicate hunger and the national non-profit organization KaBOOM! where she worked directly with Mayors and civic leaders from more than 200 cities and towns in the U.S. to ensure children and families had equitable access to healthy and vibrant communities.

Tia was selected as a Fellow for the Council on Foundations Leadership Program, the 92y Belfer Center for Innovation & Impact Women in Power, and Johns Hopkins University Leadership Program for Minority Managers.

Tia is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies and serves on the board of Living Cities, MetLife Foundation Korea, and MetLife Foundation Mexico. 

Tia earned a BA from Loyola University of Chicago and MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. 

Currently Teaching

Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Examine the philosophy that motivates corporate and foundation giving, reviewing past and current trends and priorities.