Philanthropy Roundtable Launches Search for its Next President and CEO

WASHINGTON – May 18, 2023 – Philanthropy Roundtable, America’s leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent and protect the freedom to give, announces its search for the organization’s next leader after President and CEO Elise Westhoff announced she will step down at the end of May 2023.

“Philanthropy Roundtable is thriving and remains an important partner for our community by helping donors support the causes they believe in through effective charitable giving. The board has full confidence in Christie Herrera as interim president and CEO to lead the team as they continue the work Elise Westhoff started three years ago,” said Philanthropy Roundtable Board Chairman Richard W. Graber. “We will take the time necessary to identify and hire our next president who will carry forward the Roundtable’s critical mission.”

“I was honored to take the helm of Philanthropy Roundtable in 2020 to implement a new strategic plan and a vision that is close to my heart: building a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society,” said Westhoff. “I know Philanthropy Roundtable’s best days are ahead, and I’m honored to have been a part of an organization that is needed now more than ever.”

The next president and CEO will have a deep commitment to Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and principles as well as a passion for philanthropy, a flourishing civil society and philanthropic freedom.

Interested candidates with a significant track record of leadership and management success and the vision to execute the Roundtable’s ambitious strategic plan are encouraged to contact Talent Market, which is handling the search.

For more details, please view the job description here. Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, executive director of Talent Market:

Philanthropy Roundtable is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve this vision, the Roundtable pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.

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