The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation

The mission of the Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is to improve the quality of life of present and future generations by funding programs that empower people to reach their fullest potential, strengthen communities and promote the health of our society.

Jacqueline Chun

Chief Program & Operations Officer

Jacqueline is the Chief Programs & Operations Officer at The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, where she manages strategic grantmaking and daily operations. She serves on several strategic public private partnership committees (the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment, Education Leadership Council of Southern California Public Radio, Home For Good Funders Collaborative, and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture’s Arts Ed Collective) which strive to advance healthier communities, achieve equitable access to education, housing, and services, and promote community-driven solutions. Jacqueline also proudly volunteers her time on the Parent Board of her son’s school.

Alyssa Gibbons

Program Associate

Alyssa is a Program Associate at The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation. In addition to her role in the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking, she serves as the primary liaison between HALO Award participants and the Foundation. Her passion for empowering people and strengthening communities inspires her work with the Foundation, as well as the initiatives she supports personally. Alyssa received her undergraduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communication and Nonprofit Management from Pepperdine University.

Blue Garnet

Blue Garnet is a Los Angeles-based strategy and management firm for social change organizations seeking to translate vision to reality and go from good enough to truly great. In 2012, Blue Garnet joined the HALO Award team to lead and facilitate the capacity building training and technical assistance throughout the grant term.

Way-Ting Chen

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

A macro-economist and geek at heart with a passion for problem solving and generating breakthrough insights that lead to social impact. She is a top-notch problem solver with a penchant for critical analysis. She is fueled by her conviction that “the system” can and should work better. She holds an International MBA, University of Chicago and a BA with honors in Economics & Political Science from Swarthmore College. Way-Ting lives with her family in Playa Del Rey.

Madeline Stewart


An aspiring minimalist, Madeline delights in bringing elegant efficiency to projects and processes. Her thirteen years of experience as a fundraising professional and volunteer manager shape her unique perspective of the challenges facing nonprofits and funders. A keen listener and thoughtful coach, she holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from Kenyon College, and is a 2017graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA.