Kimberly O. Dennis, Secretary
President & CEO, Searle Freedom Trust

Kim Dennis has served as president and CEO of the Searle Freedom Trust, a grantmaking foundation established by the late Daniel C. Searle to support public policy research, since 1996. For five of those years, she also directed the National Research Initiative, a Searle-funded program of AEI. Ms. Dennis first began working in the grantmaking arena in 1980 as a staffer for the John M. Olin Foundation, and later became the first executive director of the Philanthropy Roundtable.  She co-founded and serves as chairman of the board of DonorsTrust, a donor-advised fund dedicated to advancing liberty, and its sister organization, Donors Capital Fund. She has also served on the boards of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the W. H. Brady Foundation, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Property and Environment Research Center, and George Mason University.