Kerry McHugh

Program Officer, The Helen J. Serini Foundation

Kerry McHugh is the Program Officer for The Helen J. Serini Foundation, named after her grandmother, where she oversees the foundation’s grantmaking activities and funder collaboratives. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked in advertising and communications with government and non-profit clients, with a specific focus on behavior change and community-based marketing campaigns. Kerry also serves on the board of Exponent Philanthropy, a national association for philanthropies who operate with few or no staff, and as a trustee of the Ausherman Family Foundation, which works to strengthen community in Frederick County. She speaks regularly about engaging the next generation of non-profit and philanthropic leaders in the sector, including facilitating Exponent Philanthropy’s annual Next Gen Fellows program and co-leading the Rising Leaders Affinity Group at the Maryland Philanthropy Network.


Next Gen Fellows Program

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Kerry McHugh

Applications are now closed. Please contact NCFP if you have questions. The Next Gen Fellows Program is a 3-week leadership development program for the next generation of foundation leaders. The fellowship is designed for current or soon-to-be trustees and staff roughly 18–35 years old. We are thrilled to host this virtual cohort as a collaboration between Exponent Philanthropy and the National… Read More

Family Philanthropy: Tying Grantmaking Practices to Shared Values

Posted on November 22, 2019 by Ashley Clark, Kerry McHugh, Melissa Sines, Katy Rees

Connecting values to practice is key in family philanthropy — shared values can help family givers develop a grantmaking strategy that ties their vision and mission to real impact. As your family considers its own philanthropic strategy, how do you begin to think about your values and put them into practice? Through this co-designed webinar, join NCFP and PEAK Grantmaking… Read More