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 the forthcoming Almanac of American Philanthropy.
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 theWall Street Journal to Reader’s Digest, and even created a storytelling cookbook and a Marvel comic book.
Earlier in his career, he was a Senate aide to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and the J. B. Fuqua Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. 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.
Roundtable articles and books by Karl Zinsmeister:
- Changing Hearts, Minds, and Laws
- Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver's Guide to Influencing Public Policy
- From Promising to Proven: A Wise Giver's Guide to Expanding on the Success of Charter Schools
- Wall Street Journal essay on charter schools
- “Ideas: From Promising to Proven”
- “Introduction to a Road Trip Across Philanthropic America”
- “Spartan Donors”
- “Unto the Nations”
- George Eastman profile
- Oseola McCarty profile
- Julius Rosenwald profile