Tess McNair

Executive Director, C.E. and S. Foundation

Tess McNair joined the C.E. and S. Foundation in 2010 as a program officer focused primarily on integrating the Foundation’s education-related interests at the local and national level.  In 2014, she assumed the role of executive director. Prior to joining the C. E. and S. Foundation, Tess focused her career in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of the healthcare industry, working for companies including Humana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and HCA Healthcare. Her expertise is in communications, organization effectiveness, performance and process improvement, and executive leadership strategy. Tess is actively involved with many of the Louisville community’s education-focused initiatives. She is a member of the boards of directors of the Greater Louisville Project, You Decide, Kentucky!, Evolve502, the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, and Elevate: A Women’s Leadership Council. She is the past chair of the Center for Non-Profit Excellence. Tess is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.


2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Susan Stamerjohn, Michelle Tremillo, Alejandro Foung, Dr. Jason Franklin, Jonathan Brack, Sandra Fluke, Tonya Allen, Diego Zegarra, Sue Banerjee, Catherine Maddox Walton

Save the Date 2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Thank you so much for your interest in the Leadership Retreat. The event is sold out, and we are no longer accepting names for the waitlist, due to the unlikelihood of accommodating everyone on it already. We are delighted by the response, and we regret that we have to turn anyone away. Please keep an eye on our Programs and… Read More