Kathleen Odne is the Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation in Walnut Creek, California. The Lesher Foundation provides grants to non-profits in Contra Costa County, California to improve K-12 education, enhance the visual and performing arts and in support of programs benefiting children and families. Kathleen currently serves as Chair of the Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and completed her term on the Board and Governance Committee of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in 2013. She has previously served on the boards of the Council on Foundations, the Association of Small Foundations (ASF) and Northern California Grantmakers. Kathleen is a founding member of the Funders Forum of Contra Costa, an affinity group of funders in the East Bay, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Foundation Center in San Francisco. She is a past chair of the Committee on Family Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations which developed the Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations.


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