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Council on Foundations Announces New Director, Corporate Philanthropy

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Jeff West has been named its new Director, Corporate Philanthropy. Jeff joins the Council’s member relations team led by Paula Wolferseder Yabar to help advance the corporate philanthropy field and further support the Council’s corporate members and their charitable initiatives.

Jeff comes to the Council from the Peace Corps, where he led the agency's strategic partnership efforts with the private sector and designed and implemented innovative public-private partnerships. Jeff executed the agency’s first ever strategic partnership with a global corporation and went on to develop global partnerships with companies such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and IBM.

“Jeff’s strong skills and experience working with the corporate sector will be extremely beneficial to our corporate members,” said Senior Vice President of Membership and Development Paula Wolferseder Yabar. “I am delighted to welcome him to the Council and know he is eager to engage our members and learn more about their complex and exciting programs.”

Corporate foundations and companies with corporate social responsibility initiatives interested in Council membership or knowledge or peer learning opportunities can contact Jeff at or 703.879.0735.


About the Council on Foundations

An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations (, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. With members from all foundation types and sizes, the Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.

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