Kevin K. Murphy


Kevin Murphy joined Berks County Community Foundation as its first employee in 1994. As president, he is chief executive officer of the  corporation. He supervises the business and operations of the foundation and serves on its board of directors.

Kevin is immediate past-chair of the board of directors of the Washington D.C.-based Council on Foundations. He co-chaired the national search  for the Council’s chief executive officer in 2012.

Previously, Kevin served two terms as president of Community Foundations for Pennsylvania, and as chair of the board of directors of The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.

In 2001, Kevin was selected as a German Marshall Foundation Transcontinental Fellow to serve as a consultant to the Togliatti Community Foundation in Togliatti, Russia. He worked with philanthropic organizations in Russia, and has returned to that country on several occasions to continue the exchange.

In 1990, Kevin was named Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging. After leaving the Department of Aging in late 1991, he worked as a consultant in the retirement and nursing home industries.

A State College native, Kevin graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Business. He holds a master of science degree in community leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

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Blog posts by Kevin

July 2019

Rich in resources

READING, PA (July 10, 2019) – In an earlier entry in The President’s Journal, I discussed the Community Foundation’s project to identify and catalog all of Berks County’s current and former houses of worship. It’s [...]

A historic undertaking

READING, PA (July 3, 2019) – This summer, the Community Foundation is hosting three interns to begin what may be a very long process. They are identifying and cataloging every building that's ever been [...]

The end of an era

READING, PA (July 1, 2019) – Today marks the end of an era for the Greater Reading region. After more than 150 years of family ownership, the Reading Eagle newspaper and its attached radio station, [...]

June 2019

Our interns are doing important work

READING, PA (June 21, 2019) – We’re very proud at the Community Foundation to, most years, host summer interns who become important contributors to our work. Many of them have developed stories about our grants [...]

April 2019

Jump Start helps entrepreneurs thrive

READING, PA (April 2, 2019) – Locally-owned businesses are the strongest part of the fabric that makes up our business community. Many of our top employers are homegrown, and many of our advanced innovators were [...]