Denise Centkowski (she/her) is a program assistant for the Civic Engagement and Government’s US (CEG-US) team. She supports the team with core operations, scheduling, administrative tasks, event planning, and program-related projects. 

Denise has over a decade of experience working in philanthropy. She began her career with the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. While there, she served as a program associate and later as grants administrator. Denise takes a grantee-centered approach to her work and was instrumental in introducing the Financial Health Assessment tool (FHA) to the philanthropic sector. Denise went on to work with the grants management teams of the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) before joining Ford.