1/9/2013, 7:47 a.m.
The Boston Foundation has promoted Kate Guedj to the role of Vice President for Development and Donor Services.
“Placing our development and donor services efforts under her leadership will improve coordination, enhance communication and create new team synergies,” said Paul S. Grogan, president and CEO of the Boston Foundation. “I am confident in her ability to lead this department as we prepare the Boston Foundation for its second century.”
Guedj joined the Foundation as Director of Philanthropic Services in 2000. In 2005 she was made Vice President for Philanthropic and Donor Services.
Before coming to the Foundation, Guedj was a senior executive with the Massachusetts Bar Association, overseeing their programs and services. Guedj has also served as Director of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and its grantmaking program providing legal services to the poor.
She began her career at the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C., as a researcher and eventually became Membership Director.
Guedj is on the governing boards of Associated Grant Makers, EdVestors, the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and the Deshpande Foundation. She holds a B.A. with honors in the division of the humanities from Swarthmore College.