Kathy Reich is Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, working with grantees across the Foundation to improve their management, leadership, and impact. She also manages the Foundation’s grantmaking to support the philanthropic sector. She has been with the Packard Foundation since 2001, and previously held the positions of program officer for organizational effectiveness and philanthropy, program officer for preschool grantmaking, and policy analyst/editor for The Future of Children journal.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kathy was policy director at the Social Policy Action Network in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization that developed policies to benefit low-income families. She previously served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, focusing on welfare, children’s, and environmental issues. Kathy also worked for Senator Feinstein in San Francisco and served as a policy advisor to then–Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis.
Kathy has a B.A. from Yale University and a master’s degree from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her free time, she serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (where she is currently President), and the North Peninsula Jewish Campus, and on advisory committees for the Center for Effective Philanthropy and American Jewish World Service.