Katherine Lorenz joined NCFP as a Senior Advisor in the fall of 2020. In her role, Katherine leads the strategy around NCFP’s partnerships with other philanthropy-serving organizations in an effort to build meaningful sector collaboration. She leverages her deep content expertise to assist with special consultancies and NCFP programming.
Previously, Katherine spent nearly a decade leading the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, her family’s philanthropy focusing on environmental sustainability in Texas. In 2020, she transitioned to the role of Board Chair at the Mitchell Foundation. Previously, she served as Deputy Director for the Institute for Philanthropy, whose mission is to increase effective philanthropy in the United Kingdom and internationally. Prior to that, Katherine lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for nearly six years where she co-founded Puente a la Salud Comunitaria, a non-profit organization working to advance food sovereignty in rural Oaxaca.
Katherine currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Puente a la Salud Comunitaria, the Environmental Defense, The Philanthropy Workshop, and the Endowment for Regional Sustainability Science. She co-founded the Next Gen of the Giving Pledge group and serves on the Philanthropists Council of the Beacon Collaborative, the Leadership Council of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the national advisory committee of USC’s Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund. Katherine holds a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Davidson College.
Board Chair Peer Network: Finding Peers in Transition
Posted on August 11, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz
2021 Trustee Education Institute
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker
Board Chair Peer Network: Inaugural Meeting
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz
Family Foundation CEO Retreat
Posted on February 12, 2021 by Betsy Erickson, Janine Mason, Michael Smith, Tina Runyan, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bari Katz, Rob Reich, Shaady Salehi, Carmen Rojas, Diana Scearce
Four Ways Values Inspire and Ground Our Grantmaking
Posted on January 5, 2021 by Katherine Lorenz
Defining and Translating Motivations and Values
Posted on December 7, 2020 by Jaimie Mayer, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Katherine Lorenz
Welcome to NCFP’s New President and CEO, Nicholas Tedesco
Posted on September 17, 2019 by Katherine Lorenz
Looking Ahead to 2019
Posted on January 15, 2019 by Katherine Lorenz
Relationship Between the Board Chair and CEO
Posted on January 9, 2019 by Vernetta Walker, Lynne J. Doblin, Katherine Lorenz, Elaine Gast Fawcett
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