Mason Rummel

Mason Rummel

James Graham Brown Foundation


Mason Rummel joined the James Graham Brown Foundation in 1989 and was elected its president in 2010 and its CEO in 2017. Prior to moving to Louisville, Kentucky in 1988, she was a political appointee for the Reagan Administration from 1983 to 1988. 

Active in regional and national work in philanthropy, she serves on the Southeastern Council of Foundations Membership Committee and co-chairs its public policy committee, serves on the Public Policy Committee of the Council on Foundations, the Public Policy Committee of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network and the Alliance for Charitable Reform of the Philanthropy Roundtable. 

In Louisville, Mason was the founder of Grantmakers of Kentucky, serves on the boards of The Greater Louisville Project and 55,000 Degrees, the mayor’s Cradle to Career Cabinet, the Louisville Promise Scholarship Board, the executive board of the Louisville Promise and the Kentucky Derby Museum.  She is also chair of the Episcopal Church Home Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of her alma mater, Sweet Briar College in Virginia. 

Mason holds a Masters of Arts in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  She received her B.A. in English from Sweet Briar College, VA.