Kate Guedj joined the Foundation as Director of Philanthropic Services in 2000. In 2005 she was made Vice President for Philanthropic and Donor Services, in 2013, her role was expanded to Vice President for Development and Donor Services; in 2015, it was expanded again to Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer and in 2018 she was made Senior Vice President. In this capacity, she oversees the Foundation's development efforts and works with the Foundation’s donors to help them achieve their charitable and philanthropic goals. In addition, she provides management oversight to The Philanthropic Initiative and the Haiti Development Institute.
Before coming to the Foundation, Kate was a senior executive with the Massachusetts Bar Association, overseeing their programs and services. She has also served as Director of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and its grant-making program providing legal services to the poor. She began her career at the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C. as a researcher, and eventually became Membership Director.
Kate is on the governing boards of the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, the Deshpande Foundation, the Haiti Development Institute, Zoo New England, and the BASE. She holds a B.A. with honors in the division of the humanities from Swarthmore College.