Wendy Cooper serves as the Co-CEO of Dragonfly Ventures working in partnership with the founder and the rest of the team to advance solutions for a clean, healthy planet and equitable society by creatively using a suite of financial tools grounded in relationship. Prior to joining Dragonfly Ventures, Wendy worked in the charitable and philanthropic sector for nearly two decades at a community, regional and national level. During that time, she served as an Executive Director, developed programs and collaborations, and provided philanthropic advisory services supporting a range of areas including land conservation, Indigenous youth leadership, freshwater health, and toxic elimination.
In 2018, Wendy began exploring an expanded set of financial and organizing tools to address inequities and the health of people and planet, leading to her participation in the Just Economy Institute. Soon after the completion of that fellowship she joined Dragonfly Ventures where she provides operational leadership including managing financial commitments across the spectrum of grants to investments, learning from community, building reciprocal relationships, and co-managing the team.