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Olivia Baackes

Managing Director, Advancement, The Promise

Olivia serves as Managing Director of The Promise. The Promise is a joint effort between UWGPSNJ, the City of Philadelphia, and various private philanthropy partners to reduce Philadelphia’s poverty rate and create opportunities for an equitable recovery from the economic collapse. 

Prior to joining The Promise, Olivia served as the Director of Advancement within the Office of the Mayor for the City of Philadelphia, working in partnership with United Way on programs like the PHL COVID-19 Fund, PHLConnected, and the Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund. Prior to joining the City, Olivia served as the Senior Deputy Finance Director for Governor Tom Wolf’s successful re-election campaign and Inaugural Committee.

Olivia holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University with a focus on political and science of social change. She serves on the Board of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Awards & Certifications   

  • New York University: Outstanding Alumni Award