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

September 2018

Berks County showed up

September 21, 2018 — At the Community Foundation, we frequently talk about how Berks County “shows up” at meetings with outsiders. It is not uncommon for us to be invited to be part of a group [...]

August 2018

July 2018

Things are bubbling downtown

July 31, 2018 — It’s not always the big things that matter. In fact, when you’re revitalizing a struggling community, it’s often the little things. Berks County Community Foundation has been a leading supporter of efforts [...]

June 2018

Scholarship recipient is giving back

June 14, 2018 — We recently held our annual Scholarship Luncheon where we awarded $630,000 in scholarships to almost 300 students. Every year at this event, we emphasize to the students that these awards are made [...]

May 2018

Progress on teen pregnancy in Berks

May 30, 2018 — While we spend a lot of time worrying about what’s going wrong in the community, it’s important to stop every once in a while and celebrate our successes. A few years ago, [...]

March 2018

Trash truck traffic in Boyertown must be addressed

March 29, 2018 — Berks County is a beautiful place, and Boyertown is an increasingly vibrant community that maintains its charm even as it makes progress with its economic development as a tourism destination. Therefore, [...]