Before moving to the mountains, Beatrice Georgalidis worked professionally as a freelancer in film and television for ten years, producing commercials, films and live-television events for Sundance Channel, MTV, VH1, and more. She is a writer educated at Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program.
Her professional history includes managing a private estate club on Gramercy Park where she threw large-scale events for clients like George Clooney and Disney, as well as extensive work in Los Angeles with best-selling author Marianne Williamson, and the post-production team at USA Films.
While at Cornell Medical College for a four-year term, she was administrative coordinator of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (on the forefront of AIDS, cancer and tuberculosis research), where her career as a grant writer began.
Since founding BGCA, formerly Certain Grants, Georgalidis has produced content for over forty clients. Her focus is on strengthening communities as a whole, and working in partnership with local businesses, private foundations and government entities to bring prosperity to local economies. She has been published in Oprah magazine and is the recipient of numerous writing awards. In the summer of 2018, Georgalidis produced War Words Dance for Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills, funded by The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, Regional Economic Development Council. She currently holds the position of Executive Director at Bright Hill, a leading cultural organization of New York State.