Assistant Vice President
Abigail (Opoku-Agyemang) Osei, Assistant Vice President, has served in multiple roles during her decade at The Starr Foundation. She provides operational leadership in grants management technology, reporting, and external communications, among other things. Originally from Ghana, Abigail’s family moved to New York City when she was in elementary school. Seeing the world from the Bronx fostered her love for philanthropy, international affairs, and volunteering with young people. As a beneficiary of nonprofit social services, many of which are current or former grantees of The Starr Foundation, Abigail is passionate about community service and youth leadership development.
Abigail is the author of The Commander and the Promise, a short story about leadership inspired by meeting minutes, and the children's book, Let's Learn Twi, an introduction to the Asante Twi alphabet. She supports Ghanaian families in the diaspora through her writing in Twi and English as they teach and share language and culture with their children and community. She is currently a Youth Giving Summit Ambassador at the International Social Impact Institute and co-chair of the Communications Committee for the Northeast Chapter of Peak Grantmaking. In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
A graduate of A. Philip Randolph High School in Harlem, New York, Abigail has earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Lehman College and a Bachelor of Science in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She also holds a Certificate in Global Philanthropy from New York University's School of Continuing Professional Studies.