As the Program & Communications Manager, Kelly develops programming and conducts research to help donors learn about best practices in philanthropy and create sustainable social impact.
Kelly received her Masters in Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), where she focused her studies on social and economic development. While at WashU, Kelly served as a research assistant for the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, where she assisted on a number of research projects related to indigenous leadership, higher education recruitment and retention, and sovereignty issues. Kelly was also the recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, which enabled her to live and serve on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation during the summer of 2018. During her time at the Brown School, Kelly participated in a number of programs including a field-based course in Berlin, Germany, system dynamics specialization, and the Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic.
Kelly is passionate about social innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and trust-based philanthropy. Kelly resides in St. Louis City with her dog Scout.