We’re excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Kris Kewitsch, who comes to Charities Review Council from a long background in directing giving for Target and Piper Jaffray foundations.
So, who is the Council’s new leader?
Get to know Kris and what she thinks about Minnesota’s philanthropic pulse, her favorite part of accountability, and most importantly, she shares a photo of her adorable pooch.
What about the Charities Review Council inspired you to become its next Executive Director?
Through my previous roles in foundation giving, I developed a strong belief in the integrity and depth of work with nonprofits carried out by the Charities Review Council. I often leveraged the Council’s resources to be more effective not only in my own work but also as an individual giver. I’m excited to now be part of the team!
Minnesota has a pretty engaged philanthropic sector, what do you think contributes to this?
Beyond Minnesota’s long history of generous giving by business leaders, there’s a certain legacy of support that’s part of the core fabric of those who live, work, and give in Minnesota—it’s the essence of who we are.
Do you have a favorite Accountability Standard® yet?
While I couldn’t pick just one Standard, I do have a soft spot in my heart for a specific area of accountability: Public Disclosure. I believe in the value and importance of nonprofits being open and transparent with their information—this is at the heart of the contract between donors and nonprofits.