Eric Kessler

Co-Founder at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.

Eric Kessler

Eric Kessler

Co-Founder at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.

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Windward Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.
Arabella Advisors

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6

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation

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Principal & Senior Managing Director at Arabella Advisors

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President & Chief Executive Officer at United States Fund for UNICEF

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Director at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS Tuberculosis Malaria

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Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at InterAction

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Principal at Kathleen Loehr & Associates

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President at New Venture Fund

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Associate Managing Director, Head of Managed Organizations at Arabella Advisors

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Managing Director of Advocacy at Arabella Advisors

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Eric Kessler
Co-Founder at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Inc.
Education
International MBA

McDonough School of Business is one of the four undergraduate and one of the five graduate schools of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Named for Georgetown alumnus Robert Emmett McDonough, the McDonough School of Business confers degrees on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877 – attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.

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The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health and community growth. CU’s four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

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Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

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BUILD AND STRENGTHEN SMALL-STAFF PHILANTHROPY.

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The Summit Series LLC hosts conferences and events for entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, artists, scientists, athletes, and change makers. The company was founded by Jeff Rosenthal, Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeremy Schwartz, and Ryan Begelman in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
Co-Founder
Current

INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DISASTER PHILANTHROPY.

Founder & Managing Director
Current

Eric Kessler founded Arabella in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. In the years since, they have grown to a team of more than 60 people across four cities dedicated to helping clients make a difference in the issues that matter most to them. They help families and individuals develop effective and efficient strategies for their philanthropy and impact investing. Institutional foundations rely on us as a strategic partner and a resource to extend limited capacity. And they work with corporations to align their philanthropy with their business strategies and bottom lines. Their customized services are built from a comprehensive platform spanning strategy, due diligence, evaluation, grant making, impact investing, project incubation, donor collaborative, foundation management, board support, family engagement, and education. Arabella is a uniquely independent and unbiased resource: They work exclusively for donors and investors, providing objective advice to help you achieve greater good.

Chair & President
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The Windward Fund provides a platform for donors committed to building a stronger conservation movement to learn from each other, forge relationships with peers and experts, and collaborate efficiently to make the most of their resources. Windward is managed by staff with deep experience in conservation, climate change, and food systems policy, advocacy, and programs both domestically and abroad. Its staff have a wide network of relationships among conservation donors and nonprofits, and can facilitate convenings to connect like-minded practitioners and help them better work toward our shared goals of protecting our planet and its inhabitants.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DISASTER PHILANTHROPY.

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