Nick Collins joined The Wallace Foundation in 2016.
He came to the foundation from Philanthropy New York, a regional association of grantmakers, where he learned the ins and outs of the philanthropic sector. Collins managed a broad range of responsibilities for the executive office and was the liaison to the board of directors. He also managed three peer networks for different professions at member organizations, partnering with network co-chairs to design and implement regular programming and professional development opportunities.
Collins began his career with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, an organization tackling inequality and promoting social justice. He held several positions across Europe and in New York City, designing and implementing education initiatives for and in partnership with communities experiencing extreme poverty. In New York he also co-organized high-level meetings at the United Nations with U.N. staffers, representatives from nongovernmental organizations, and families in affected communities.
He earned a B.A. in business administration from Baruch College. Collins is a senior certified professional of the Society for Human Resource Management and a certified professional with The Plan Sponsor University, and the Plan Sponsor Council of America. In addition, he serves as co-chair of Philanthropy New York’s Foundation Administrators Network for human resources and operations professionals and as trustee for ATD Fourth World UK.
Collins is a certified run coach and has completed “a few” marathons. His best HR strategic thinking happens during a 4 a.m. training run.