Non-family Staff Peer Network
Peer Network during the National Forum on Family Philanthropy
NCFP's Non-family Staff Peer Network, co-chaired by Chris Koehn of the Farris Foundation and Kelly Chopus of the Robins Foundation, is designed for senior level non-family staff members who are Friends of the Family of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Build a network of your peers facing the unique challenges, complications, and joys that are inherent in this role.
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Christine Koehn serves as Executive Director of the Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation and provide oversight for the Foundation’s administration and grantmaking. Christine has worked in Palm Beach County’s nonprofit arena for nearly 20 years, including stints at the United Way of Palm Beach County for nearly three years in the role of Vice President of Community Impact. Prior to that, she worked at the Quantum Foundation for more than nine years, finishing her tenure there as Vice President for Programs. Christine currently serves as co-chair of NCFP's Non-family Staff Peer Network.
Kelly Chopus is a social responsibility and philanthropy executive with extensive experience in strategic external relations, corporate giving and community building. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Robins Foundation in Richmond, Virginia, where she is responsible for the operations, management and grant making for the one of the region’s largest family foundations. She has been in the role since September 2013.
Most recently Chopus served as Director of Community Relations for Fortune 500® aerospace and defense manufacturer, Goodrich Corporation in Charlotte, N.C. There, she supervised all global philanthropy, community relations and volunteerism. She also served as Vice President of Business Operations for the former WNBA Charlotte Sting from 2002-2005 and as an Associate Producer for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympiad.
In September 2012, Chopus was awarded the 2012 Mover and Shaker Award by Business Leader Magazine. In 2013, The Mecklenburg Times named her one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte, N.C. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, task forces and committees across the country, including a board membership for Association for Corporate Contributions Professionals and the U S Airways Education Foundation. Most recently she was elected to the board of directors for the Southeastern Council on Foundations in Atlanta, Georgia and to the Friends of the Family Committee of the National Center for Family Philanthropy in Washington, DC.
She is the proud wife of a non-profit executive and the mother of three smart, funny and compassionate teenagers.