Kathleen Savesky, Chair, Board of Directors

Kathleen Savesky

Chair, Board of Directors

Kathleen Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and higher education fields. Now an independent consultant with her own Savesky & Company LLC, she specializes in visioning, governance and strategy development for foundations and non-profit organizations. Her diverse list of clients has included A Kinder World Foundation (NY); the Timocracy Foundation (CT); PetSmart Charities (AZ); COVE Center for Grieving Children and Families (CT);  Elmina B. Sewall Foundation (ME);  Maine Community Foundation (ME); Potter League for Animals (RI); Camp Hazen, YMCA (CT); the Giving Back Fund (MA); VSA Arts (ME); Compassion in World Farming (UK); and the Pryor Foundation (MA).

She has served in a variety of executive roles at such organizations as the Peninsula Humane Society, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the National Association for the Advancement of Humane Education. She was the executive director of the Bosack and Kruger Charitable Foundation, which supports scientific education and animal welfare, from 2000 to 2008 and was a lecturer and mentor at the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1998 to 2013.

She currently serves on the board of directors or advisors for the North American Friends of Chawton House Library, the Maine Philanthropy Center and the Humane Research Council. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in English Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO and has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Connecticut College in New London, CT.

Press contact

To schedule an interview with Kathleen Savesky, contact:
Shawna Moos
Director of Communications, IFAW Headquarters
Tel: +1-508-744-2184
Email: smoos@ifaw.org