Kimberly H. Young began with the Council on Foundations in April 2011 to develop and direct programs and services to the Council’s corporate giving program and foundation members, and liaison support for the Corporate Committee. Currently she is Project Manager leading signature initiatives on the recently formed Network Team. In this role she will continue to support corporate members with content expertise, programs, through signature corporate and cross-constituency initiatives and by developing new ways to engage them with the wider philanthropic field. The corporate philanthropy initiative includes research published in 2012, Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy, Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value Corporate Practitioner’s Toolkit and related programs.
Kim’s career spans more than 20 years and intersects the business, nonprofit, philanthropic and faith communities. Prior to joining the Council, Kim was community relations manager for Capital One in the Mid-Atlantic Region. At Capital One she expanded their philanthropy and associate engagement programs to new markets. Her career began at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supporting their national field sales and membership teams and concluded from their Government Relations team. Kim is also an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where she’s serves as associate pastor in the Washington Annual Conference. She holds a Master of Divinity from Evangel Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Business Administration & Human Resources Management from Strayer University, and certifications from Genesis International Coaching & Consulting Institute, LLC and The Northern Virginia Center for Pastoral Care.
Kim’s passion is driven by her calling to faith, family and community. She began volunteering through her faith community tutoring children from chronically homeless families to help ensure they kept up with school work. She continues ensuring education and housing supports for children and their families volunteer board service with Good Shepherd Housing in Alexandria, VA, by providing financial education, and career coaching to adults seeking better employment. One of the community initiatives she is most proud is the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park with Fairfax County Public Schools that she managed prior to transitioning from Capital One. The first permanent financial education center of its kind in the region, the partnership ensures financial education for approximately 14,000 students annually. She readily shares this and other stories on how to increase community impact with members of the Council. Kim’s favorite pastimes are riding through the Virginia countryside with her husband Ken in their Mustang convertible, family gatherings that involve food and a good movie.
You should contact Kim to learn about the value of Council membership, the Council’s corporate initiative, Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value... research, Toolkit and program, for coaching, connections with a peer mentor, resources and tools, and to learn how to deepen your network engagement with the Council and in the sector.