Boston Foundation names Kate Guedj Vice President for Development and Donor Services
Boston – The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, has promoted Kate Guedj to the role of Vice President for Development and Donor Services.
The promotion was announced by Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. It is effective January 2, 2013. Guedj formerly served as Vice President for Philanthropic and Donor Services.
“Kate has a long background in community foundations, and in her 12 years here at the Boston Foundation she has proven herself a talented, effective leader of our donor services effort and a number of successful initiatives,” said Grogan. “Placing our development and donor services efforts under her leadership will improve coordination, enhance communication and create new team synergies. I am confident in her ability to lead this department as we prepare the Boston Foundation for its second century.”
Guedj joined the Foundation as Director of Philanthropic Services in 2000. In 2005 she was made Vice President for Philanthropic and Donor Services.
Before coming to the Foundation, Kate was a senior executive with the Massachusetts Bar Association, overseeing their programs and services. She has also served as Director of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and its grantmaking program providing legal services to the poor. She began her career at the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C. as a researcher, and eventually became Membership Director.
Kate is on the governing boards of Associated Grant Makers, EdVestors, the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and the Deshpande Foundation. She holds a B.A. with honors in the division of the humanities from Swarthmore College.