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Giving USA Committees

Members are encouraged to participate on a committee of the Giving USA Foundation. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email

Below is a list of the Giving USA Foundation committees and their members: 

Executive Committee

Richard J. Dunham – Chair
Laura MacDonald, CFRE– Vice Chair
Joshua M. Birkholz – Secretary/Treasurer
Keith Curtis  – Immediate Past Chair

Advisory Council on Methodology

Provides critical evaluation of the methodologies used within the Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy by offering feedback, suggestions, and insights.

For Giving USA Foundation™
Joshua M. Birkholz, Chair
W. Keith Curtis
Leo Arnoult, M.A., CFRE
Erin Berggren, CAE
L. Gregg Carlson
Richard J. Dunham
Alan R. Hutson, Jr., M.P.A., CFRE
Nancy L. Raybin
Aggie Sweeney, CFRE

For the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Amir Pasic, Ph.D.
Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D.
Una O. Osili, Ph.D.
Melanie A. McKitrick, M.S.W., M.A., M.P.A.
Jon Bergdoll, M.S.
Mallory St. Claire, B.S.

Rev. Dr. Richard S. Belous
Melissa S. Brown
Karen Brunn
Randy Cohen
Nathan Dietz
Jon Durnford
Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Ph.D.
Nadine T. Jalandoni
Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D.
Ann E. Kaplan
Jesse D. Lecy
Alexander Parkinson
David Wolcheck

Editorial Review Board

Serves as oversight to the editor and authors of the Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy with respect to the content, tone, and style, including special attention to the practical implications of the research.

Laura MacDonald, CFRE, Chair
Sarah K. Anderson
Debbie Ballard
Jessica Browning, M.A., M.B.A.
Barbara Bushong
William L. Carlton, ACFRE
W. Keith Curtis
Richard J. Dunham
Robert Evans
Jenny Goldberg, CFRE
Kathy L. Howrigan
Daniel J. Jenuwine, CFRE
Thomas Kissane
Rebecca Lamb, CFRE
Avrum D. Lapin
Wendy S. McGrady
William C. McMorran
Merrell Milano
Diana S. Newman
Andy Prince
Nathan Relles
Jennifer Richard, J.D., CFRE
Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE
Angela E. White, CFRE

Finance Committee

Monitors the organizations financial health by regularly reviewing financial statements, developing financial policies/maintaining the implementation of current policies and ensuring the transparency of the organization’s financial health with membership.

Joshua M. Birkholz – Chair
Aggie Sweeney
Richard J. Dunham
Keith Curtis 

Nonprofit Research Collaborative

W. Keith Curtis
Nancy Raybin
Jim Yunker

Resource Development Committee

Leads the solicitation efforts and procurement of funds to achieve Annual Campaign goals for the Foundation to support operating costs that sustain the production of the report and fund new research methodologies.

Christopher Looney, CCS – Chair
Jeffrey Byrne
L. Gregg Carlson
W. Keith Curtis
Ted Grossnickle
Suzanne Hilser-Wiles
Marc Kellenberger
Thomas Mesaros
Dave Smith
Bill Tedesco
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