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

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 [...]

December 2018

A Guide for Charitable Holiday Giving

December 10, 2018 — When many of us look forward to the holidays, we anticipate treasured times with friends and loved ones. But it is also a time of year when many of us think of [...]

October 2018

Medical marijuana creates charitable dilemma

October 30, 2018 — Pennsylvania’s decision to legalize the production and sale of medical marijuana makes it one of 31 states to decide that the drug will be at least partially available within their borders. The [...]