Council on Foundations appoint Kathleen P. Enright as President and CEO


Alliance magazine


The Council on Foundations have announced the appointment of Kathleen P. Enright as its new President and CEO.

Enright joins the Council after 17 years as President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO).

‘The Council must be a convener that builds trust and helps foundations have productive conversations about issues that defy easy answers, because that’s how philanthropy will continue to make progress,’ said Enright, who will officially assume her role in March 2019. ‘I will lead the Council collaboratively and with humility so that we are better positioned to both advance our mission and support our members as they work tirelessly to accomplish theirs.’

The Council’s current Interim President and CEO, Gene Cochrane, will continue to lead the organization through February.

‘Now is the right time to take stock of philanthropic and public policy trends, to look carefully at the role the Council on Foundations has played — and, most important, how we can strengthen that role moving forward,’ said Javier Soto, Council on Foundations Board Chair and President and CEO of The Miami Foundation. ‘Under our visionary new leadership, we can think expansively and creatively to make sure the Council is prepared to play an even more vital, essential and positive role in the years to come.’

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