Samantha provides foundation and nonprofit consulting services for Colton Strawser Consulting. In addition to her role at Colton Strawser Consulting, Samantha works as a program officer for a family foundation supporting the work of international nonprofits. Currently based in Indianapolis, Indiana, but originally from Rhode Island, Samantha attended the University of Notre Dame graduating with a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies. She also holds an M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, she served as a Fellow for the prestigious Lipman Family Prize housed within the Wharton Leadership Program. Presently, Samantha serves on the steering committee for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana and as the President of Giving Sum, a placed-based giving circle and civic leadership organization in Indianapolis. Additionally, Samantha is on the national board of the Young Nonprofits Professional Network, a nonprofit committed to building a diverse and powerful social sector.