Board of Directors

GFE is governed by a board of directors comprised of grantmakers currently employed by or serving as trustees of foundations that are GFE members. Board members serve three-year terms.

Caroline Altman Smith

Chairperson

The Kresge Foundation

Deputy Director - Education

Sanjiv Rao

Vice-Chairperson

Ford Foundation

Director, Civic Engagement and Government

Amy Kerwin

Secretary

Ascendium Education Group

Vice President - Education Philanthropy

Richard Tagle

Treasurer

The Andy Roddick Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

Sophie Fanelli

Member

Stuart Foundation

President

John Garcia III

Member

California Community Foundation

Program Officer, Education

Elizabeth González

Member

College Futures Foundation

Chief Program & Strategy Officer

Paul Herdman

Member

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

President & CEO

Susan Johnson

Member

Lumina Foundation

Director, Organizational Development & Philanthropic Practice

Nicole Rodriguez Leach

Member

Aprendes Foundation

Director

Janet Lopez

Member

Rose Community Foundation

Senior Program Officer

Sara Sneed

Member

The NEA Foundation

President and CEO