Kofo Anifalaje

Development Director

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Kofo Anifalaje joined North Star Fund as a development assistant in 2011 and over the years earned and learned her way to development director.

Kofo studied political science and African American studies at Wesleyan University. She completed her graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in public policy and management. While in grad school, Kofo was the policy director at New Voices Pittsburgh—a reproductive justice organization led by women of color. There she learned how all questions of public policy impact women in very specific ways.

Upon achieving her master’s degree, Kofo returned to Brooklyn where she was born and raised, heeding her mother’s words to “be useful, be of service, and make the world a better place.” North Star Fund was the place for her to do just that—an organization where everyone understands the interconnectedness of the issues.

“It’s important to me that my work has impact on the communities closest to my heart. I can’t think of many other careers that would allow me to support social change work in so many different ways. And as someone who was once a leader on the front lines, I understand the impact that a grant from North Star Fund can have.”

Ask me about:

  • Planned Giving
  • Real Housewives in ANY city
  • Creating a giving plan based in your social justice values

You can email me at kofo@northstarfund.org.