Avery C. A. Sponholtz

Directing philanthropy for Globetrotter Foundation and the #NoRegrets Initiative

Avery C. A. Sponholtz is responsible for directing philanthropy for the Globetrotter Foundation and the larger #NoRegrets Initiative (NRI). She has a BA from Hamilton College (2003) and a Master’s degree from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2008). Prior to joining the NRI team, Avery was the president of Impairative LLC, a consulting company dedicated to activating authentic relationships between the people, land and animals in our emergent food system by strategically pairing philanthropy with regenerative opportunities.

Avery worked for the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to building resilience on Western working landscapes, first as a program director from 2008 to 2012, and then as the executive director from 2012 to 2015. She was a Wyss Conservation Scholar and an Audubon TogetherGreen Fellow. Avery was a founding board member of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, and currently serves on the boards of the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association and Holistic Management International.