Caroline D. Avery
President, The Durfee Foundation
The foundation focuses on individuals by providing fellowships, grants to new grassroots organizations with dynamic leadership, and sabbaticals to long-time nonprofit leaders. Prior to working for the foundation, Avery practiced law, first with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., and later with a private firm in San Francisco. She chairs the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropyand serves on the boards of the Center for Courage and Renewal, the RGK Foundation, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater. She will be joining the board of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations at the end of 2013.