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Christine Kendall

Christine Kendall

Founding Partner, SmarterGive
President of the Board

Christine Kendall is the Founding Partner of SmarterGive where she provides strategic advice on high-impact philanthropy to individuals, families and businesses. At SmarterGive, she helps donors to be more effective grantmakers and ultimately to drive greater impact on the lives of others. She has spent her career at the crossroads of the private and social sectors developing expertise in both fields.

Christine spent much of her career in strategy consulting, at both LEK and FSG, where she gained an analytic, and strategic skill set. While at FSG, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the social sector, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding of this sector. She has worked with many donors including foundations such as the Hilton Foundation, the Barr Foundation, and the Knight Foundation as well as corporate donors such as The Shell Foundation, The McKesson Foundation, and Eli Lilly. She has not only worked with funders but has experience working with many non-profits, large collaboratives, and government organizations.

In addition to her domestic work, Christine has extensive global experience having worked on projects across the world including in Africa, Asia, and South America. She has also worked for Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and several research think-tanks in Boston and Washington DC. She has also taught public health at an elementary school in Achaise, Ghana.

Christine has a master’s in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. with honors in economics and history from Colby College.

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