“Impact 100 is a truly unique experience that provides a meaningful and tangible way to give back, as well as new connections with the professional and inspiring women you meet along the way.”
Joined Impact: 2015
Impact Roles: Co-President, Founding Member
Rowena (‘Ro’) Crawford-Phillips was thrilled to join Impact in July 2015 as a founding member and put her Masters degree in Nonprofit Management and experience working in the nonprofit sector to good use. Ro headed up the Grants Team at Impact 100 Jersey Coast from inception in 2015 until December 2022. During this time she focused on developing and streamlining the grants process and growing the grants team. In January 2022, Ro took over the leadership reins from Deirdre Spiropoulos as Co-President of Impact 100 Jersey Coast.
For 10 years, Ro worked as Grant Writer, and then Business and Legal Affairs Officer, for Seeds of Peace, an internationally-recognized conflict transformation nonprofit based in New York.
Ro volunteers in various capacities, serving on the Executive Committees of Shore House and Rally Cap Sports, and previously serving as President of the board at Sandy Hook Child Care Center.
Ro hails from London, where she worked as an attorney with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP before moving to the U.S. and into the nonprofit field. She now lives in Navesink, NJ, with her husband, Jon; two boys, Theo and Hugo; and springer rescue pup, Poppy.