Council on Foundations
President and CEO
Kathleen Enright has focused on making the philanthropic sector more vital, open, and effective for more than two decades. Widely respected as a mission-driven leader and coalition builder, she joined the Council as President and CEO in 2019. Since then, Kathleen has led the organization to establish a clearer vision, offer a distinctive value proposition for the field, and deepen member engagement.
Prior to the Council, Kathleen served as founding President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and as the group director of marketing and communications for BoardSource.
Kathleen is a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award from the George Washington University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, a public administration honor society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University.
Kathleen speaks and writes regularly on issues related to philanthropy at national and regional gatherings of executives and trustees.