Kimberleigh Costanzo, Director of Grants Administration & Program Officer

Kimberleigh (they/she) is a dance and performance artist whose choreography has been presented at venues throughout New York City and developed in residency centers nationally and internationally. Kimberleigh graduated from Iona College’s Honors program with degrees in philosophy, dance, and sculpture, and has since presented research on contemporary art at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. Prior to joining the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2015, they worked in operations and development at Gibney Dance, Movement Research, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and for a variety of individual artists. Kimberleigh is a member of Grantmakers in the Arts, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and PEAK Grantmaking, an alumna of Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders program, the former Co-Chair of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee, and a former Steering Committee Member of Philanthropy New York’s Philanthropic Assistants and Coordinators Network. Kimberleigh serves on the Board of Directors of Hollaback!, a non-profit devoted to ending harassment in all its forms, and on the Activist Council for Planned Parenthood, advocating for reproductive justice at local and national levels. In addition to formal roles inside of these institutions, Kimberleigh is involved in anti-racist organizing efforts and acts as a facilitator for racial and gender justice work.