Ivye L. Allen, PhD, SW00

Ivye is President of the Foundation for the Mid South, a regional foundation serving Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that focus on community development, education, health and wellness, and wealth building. Ivye’s prior work experience includes serving as Chief Operating Officer for MDC Inc. and Director of Fellowship Programs for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Prior to her career in the nonprofit sector, Ivye held finance and marketing positions in fortune 100 corporations. She serves on numerous boards and advisory groups. Ivye holds a BA in economics from Howard University, an MBA in marketing and international business from New York University; an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, and a PhD in social policy from Columbia School of Social Work.