Council Staff

The Council on Foundations staff provides thought leadership in a number of areas within the philanthropic sector. Our team of highly-qualified thought leaders are well-versed in all philanthropic areas.

You can submit a request to have a Council staff member as a speaker for your event by using the speaker request form.

Executive Office

Sharon Alpert
Executive-in-Residence, Building Common Ground
Manager, Executive Office
President & CEO
Associate, Executive Office
Chief of Staff

Membership & Development

Membership Associate
Director, Development
Associate, Development
Director, Engagement
Membership Manager
Vice President, Resource Development & Strategic Opportunities
Manager, Member Engagement & Analytics
Hana Watkins
Director, Membership

Legal Resources

Associate, Legal & National Standards
Staff Counsel
Staff Counsel
Director, National Standards

Programs

Associate, Leadership & Training
Manager, Leadership & Training
Director, Events & Programs
Vice President, Programs and Peer Engagement
Director, Leadership Development & Training

Government Affairs

Director, Government Affairs
Vice President, Government Affairs
Senior Advisor for Public Policy & Partnerships
Associate, Government Affairs

Strategic Communications

Manager, Publications & Research
Manager, Digital Strategy
Associate, Communications
Associate, Marketing

Operations & Finance

Associate, Operations
Assistant, Controller
Director, People & Culture
Accounts Payable Manager
Director, Operations