Member Contacts


The Knowledge Center is an invaluable member benefit that offers a centralized hub to access tools, resources, and information. Curated by an experienced team well-versed in the philanthropic landscape, the Knowledge Center provides:

  • Practical guidance on foundation operations best practices
  • Sample tools and templates -- job descriptions, employee evaluations, spending policies, and more
  • Resource guides on the CEO search process, simplifying grantmaking, and emerging topics
  • Introductions and connections to Council subject matter experts, external partners, and foundation peers

Contact the Knowledge Center at

Contacts by Topic

Community Foundations
Brad Ward | 703-879-0640

Private Philanthropy
Talia Rivera | 703-879-0734

Corporate Philanthropy
Jeff West | 703-879-0735

Philanthropy Exchange
Knowledge Center | 703-879-0670

Research & Surveys
Knowledge Center | 703-879-0670

Legal Questions
Suzanne Friday | 703-879-0652

National Standards
Lara Kalwinski | 703-879-0655

Global Philanthropy
Natalie Ross | 703-879-0627

Social Innovation
Knowledge Center | 703-879-0670

Public Policy & Advocacy
Serena Jezior | 703-879-0629

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