Aimee Hendrigan has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the Melville Charitable Trust. In her expanded role, she provides leadership and oversight for the Trust’s operations, grants administration, and strategic communications. Aimee also manages the Trust’s evolving grant portfolio addressing the lack of rapid pathways to decent, permanent housing for BIPOC with extremely low incomes as well as special initiatives related to the Trust’s new strategy for equitable results.
During her fifteen years with the Trust, Aimee has been actively engaged in a wide range of the Trust’s operations, grantmaking and strategy development. Most notably she has led the Trust’s work to end youth homelessness. Aimee was a key force behind the development and launch of A Way Home America, a national movement to prevent and end homelessness for BIPOC and LGTBQ young people. In addition, the Trust’s investments in the Hartford neighborhood of Frog Hollow have always been close to her heart and, in her current role, she ensures the sound physical, financial, and operational management of the properties and the nonprofits that work in those spaces, many of them grantees of the Trust. She is a board member of one of those nonprofits, Forge City Works, which focuses on building community and creating economic opportunity in Hartford.
Aimee has a master’s degree in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on community development. She was previously a Project Manager in the Santa Barbara County Administrator’s Office, responsible for community planning strategy and performance measurement across County departments. Aimee received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.