Molly de Aguiar, Program Director, Informed Communities

Email: mdeaguiar(at)grdodge(dot)org
Phone: 973-695-1174
Twitter: @MollydeAguiar

Molly directs the Foundation’s Informed Communities grants, which strengthen and expand New Jersey's news and information ecosystem, support and experiment with collaboration and resource-sharing among local journalism organizations, and encourage deep community engagement throughout the state.

She also directs Dodge’s communications initiatives, exploring the intersections of philanthropy, communications, local journalism and community building. She led the overhaul of the Dodge website and brand update, and continues to oversee special projects that shine a spotlight on Dodge grantees as well as promote the value and impact of philanthropy in New Jersey.

Prior to joining the Dodge staff in 2005, Molly spent 10 years working for arts and education nonprofits in Philadelphia and was active in independent media issues.

She is a list maker, a weekend baker, and an avid traveler with her family. She writes about philanthropy at Philanthropy Sketchbook and also contributes to the Local News Lab.

Molly has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.