Georgia D. Farooq née Antonopoulos
Georgia is Executive Director of Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County. She hails from Boston, Massachusetts, where she led the Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College for over six years. After relocating to California, Georgia served as Director of Education & Training and Senior Consultant for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, where she developed leadership programs and facilitated board retreats for Bay Area nonprofits. Georgia also served as the first CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside, where she led them through a capital campaign to ground breaking for a new 18,000 square foot shared facility. She first fell in love with the Boys & Girls Club movement as a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton.
Georgia is an advocate for nonprofits and was a founding board member for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN). Georgia also served as Trustee for the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation and on the United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Allocations & Community Impact Committees. She also has a passion for entrepreneurship and served as volunteer lead organizer for a business plan competition in Boston. Georgia is a member of Leadership San Mateo Class of 2016. She currently serves as an advisor for the SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF). Georgia received her M.B.A. from Boston University with concentrations in Public & Nonprofit Management and Strategy. She earned her B.A. in English from Wellesley College.