Vice President for Publications
Karl Zinsmeister joined The Philanthropy Roundtable as vice president for publications in 2011. He oversees production of all print and online publications, including Philanthropy magazine, donor guidebooks, the Roundtable’s website, and other communications.
For twelve years Karl was editor-in-chief of The American Enterprise, a national magazine of politics, business, and culture. He has authored eight books, made a PBS film, written hundreds of articles for publications ranging from the Atlantic to the Wall Street Journal to Reader’s Digest, and even created a Marvel comic book.
Early in his career, he was a Senate aide to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and for many years he researched demographic, economic, and cultural topics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he was the J. B. Fuqua Fellow. From 2006 to 2009 Karl served in the White House as the President's chief domestic policy adviser and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
A graduate of Yale University, Karl also studied at Trinity College Dublin.
Philanthropy articles and Philanthropy Hall of Fame profiles by Karl Zinsmeister: