Mamo Mohapi is a program officer responsible for grantmaking in the Enhancing Community Philanthropy program area. She served as an associate program officer until 2016, when she was promoted to her current position managing the Foundation’s South Africa philanthropy development portfolio. She serves as the deputy chair of the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa, a network of private foundations based in that country.
Before joining Mott in 2011, Mamo worked as the business development manager for the Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa and managed a portfolio of corporate social involvement programs for several businesses. She began her career as the national finance officer at the Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa. She holds a degree in Cost and Management Accounting from the Vaal University of Technology. She also completed several certificate programs, including a development communications program at the School of Journalism at Wits University and the emerging leaders program at Common Purpose. Mamo fluently speaks Sesotho, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Setswana, English and Afrikaans.