Will Heaton currently serves as Vice President of Member Relations. In this role he is responsible for developing new business partnerships for the Council within the philanthropic sector and in the public and private sectors. Drawing upon his background in both the public and private sectors, Will works with an array or organizations and leaders all focused on achieving common goals. He is well regarded for his inclusive leadership style and his reputation as an enthusiastic contributor to the success of those around him.
Prior to joining the Council on Foundations in 2009 Will held several leadership positions in the public and non-profit sectors including Chief of Staff in the United States House of Representatives. He has experience managing organizational change, speechwriting, board development, strategic planning and remains actively involved in a number of political and non-profit endeavors. Will lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, son and daughter. He is an avid runner and outdoorsman. He also enjoys cycling and commutes regularly to work via bicycle.
You should contact Will about rural philanthropy, disaster philanthropy, and the effects of public policy on philanthropic giving. Will is also a strong resource on the philanthropic landscape and serves a critical role as a connector between leaders with specific needs and the organizations able to provide such solutions.