Tanuja Dehne

Tanuja Dehne is the President & CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Dodge Foundation has distributed more than $500 million in grants and technical support to New Jersey nonprofits, with a focus on the arts, education, the environment, “informed communities” (including local journalism), and poetry. With her team, Tanuja is leading Imagine a New Way, the Dodge Foundation’s transformation to become an antiracist organization, centering its work on racial equity and justice while designing a new model of philanthropy that democratizes power, redistributes wealth, and shifts economic control to communities in ways that are just and regenerative for people and the planet.

Tanuja is also a public company director and former C-level executive of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 power company. Tanuja brings perspective and experience from her cross-discipline roles to the C-suite and board room. She is a purpose-driven leader, cultivator of talent, and proven strategist. Tanuja is an award winning corporate attorney, human resources professional, and community volunteer who thrives when making a positive difference in the lives of others. An active member of her community, Tanuja has served on several non-profit boards, and currently serves on the Boards of Trustees of Lafayette College, New York Public Radio (Vice Chair) and New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.

Tanuja earned her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College, her Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctor degree with honors from Syracuse University College of Law.