The Trustees of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Kelley Gill as the Foundation’s first Director of Finance & Operations, beginning July 8, 2019.
Gill brings more than twenty-five years of finance and operations experience in non-profit and philanthropic organizations to the position. Karen joins the foundation from The Klarman Family Foundation, where she was Director, Operations and Administration. Previously, she was the Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC). At CEDAC, Karen managed the financial operation during a period of substantial growth, from $30 million to almost $400 million in assets under management. In addition to managing financial operations, she also led policy efforts that resulted in the development of a $45 million state capital funding program for early childhood and out of school time programs Karen was named as one of fourteen Women of F.I.R.E (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) in 2014 by Banker and Tradesman.
“It is wonderful to have a partner of Karen’s caliber joining our initial management team,” said Executive Director Melinda Marble. “Her experience in nonprofit finance and private foundations will be invaluable as we build out our systems and operations.”