Eden Werring, Executive Director of the Tauck Family Foundation, has dedicated her professional life to helping young people reach their full potential. She has more than sixteen years of experience in the non-profit sector with leadership and youth development, strategic planning, non-profit management, grantmaking, and philanthropy. An advocate for the arts and arts education, Eden began her career in the Education Department of the San Francisco Opera. She then spent ten years working at Summer Search, a non-profit that develops confidence, character, and skills in resilient, low-income high school students. During her tenure at Summer Search, Eden took on various leadership roles, including Executive Director of the North Bay office and Founder and Executive Director of the New York City office.

Beginning in 2007, Eden served for three years as Executive Director of Steamboat Foundation, a private foundation that operates a summer fellowship for talented undergraduate leaders and makes international grants, namely in Rwanda, Haiti, and South Africa. She has also served as an organizational development consultant for Kucetekela Foundation, an education program for secondary school students in Zambia.

In 2010, Eden was honored to become the first non-family Executive Director of the Tauck Family Foundation, working with every generation of the Tauck family and leading the foundation’s strategic initiatives, operations and staff oversight, board relations, financial management, knowledge sharing, and communications with the broader community. Eden has been certified as a trainer and consultant by 21/64, a non-profit consulting division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies specializing in multi-generational strategic philanthropy for families. She is a member of several affinity groups for grantmakers, including the Fairfield County Funders Network, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Hedge Fund Philanthropic Alliance, and the Alliance for Effective Social Investing. She is a board member and Secretary of Edible Schoolyard NYC. Eden received her BA in English Literature from Yale University. A native of Westport, Connecticut, she now lives in Redding, Connecticut with her husband and their two young children.

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