Kathy Reich is Director of Organizational Effectiveness Grantmaking 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. She has authored numerous articles and reports on issues related to child well-being. In her free time, she serves on the board of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, and on advisory committees for the Center for Effective Philanthropy and American Jewish World Service.