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Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Senior Advisor

Kimberly is Senior Advisor to GDI on private philanthropy. She works at the intersection of donors and GDI staff, following the belief that great social change requires capital that can prove models and take on risk. Beyond her work with GDI she conducts research on the practices and behaviors of philanthropists; acts as a strategic philanthropic advisor to individual, family and institutional philanthropies; and works with nonprofits, coalitions and pooled funds on issues of governance, strategy and effective revenue models. She is particularly interested in new approaches to high impact philanthropy, on the hunt for the best models to accelerate systems change, a committed generalist, and endlessly curious about the sector.

Previously, Kimberly was Principal on the Portfolio Team of the Skoll Foundation, where she ran the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Her prior experience included operating programs on health and behavior change for an operating foundation, international development work and corporate marketing.

Kimberly earned her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in political science. She received a Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship and taught at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She currently serves on the board of Health Care Without Harm and the National Center for Family Philanthropy.