Samantha Anderson

Samantha L. Anderson is the founder of Honeycomb Strategy. She is a strategic visionary with decades of experience working with organizations to support the fields of philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. She is committed to building a more vibrant, meaningful, inclusive, interconnected, creative, and compassionate world.

She is the co-founder of Jewish Women INVEST, an educational platform with the goal to create, build, and educate a network of Jewish women that intentionally invests in ideas, businesses, and organizations that support women, led by women, and that create an investment culture and a culture of action that upholds values of equity and equality.

She is founder & Managing Partner of Ceres Group Advisors, a consulting firm whose mission is to create a better future for women and the organizations they lead by facilitating their growth and power.

She is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, earning her certification from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, and she uses this training in her philanthropic work. As co-creator of ROOTSilience Leadership, she provides practical tools to help women cultivate purpose and vision while connecting to their roots, core, and wiser self.

Previously, Samantha served as Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement and Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Philanthropic Excellence at Jewish Funders Network, where she engaged with the global network of more than 2000 Jewish funders, creating opportunities to cultivate interconnectedness and strengthen the network’s impact on the Jewish philanthropic community.

As Managing Director of Arabella Advisors, the philanthropic advisory firm, Samantha led the New York office and managed a range of engagements for the firm’s institutional foundation and family clients. At the Skoll World Forum at Oxford University, Samantha curated the thematic content for the largest premier convening of social entrepreneurs from around the globe committed to social change and innovation. Samantha was also the co-founder and co-director of the Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures, a program that focused on social entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector and is the editor of Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies (Jossey-Bass 2004).

Samantha is certified by 21/64 as a philanthropic consultant to multi-generational families and is a member of the 13th National Cohort of the Selah Leadership Program, in partnership with the Rockwood Leadership Institute. She graduated from Tufts University and earned her master’s degree in U.S. Women’s History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her family.