Dale Mitchell, Rosenlund Family Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director 

FOCUS AREAS: Youth, arts education, environmental education

CONTACT: dalemitch@verizon.net, 215-419-6000

PROFILE: Ms. Dale Mitchell is the executive director of the Rosenlund Family Foundation, a role she's held since 2009. Her duties include strategic planning, due diligence on proposals received, site visits, planning and facilitating trustee meetings, and making recommendations for all grants.

According to her LinkedIn summary: 

Skills and Experience:

  • Strategic planning for foundations and nonprofit organizations
  • Facilitation of meetings, retreats and family convenings
  • Grant focus strategies and management
  • Board of Directors' and committee members' training
  • Family foundation succession issues, engaging next generation
  • Development of mission and giving guidelines, due diligence of proposals, site visits, etc.
  • Specialties: philanthropic and nonprofit services

Mitchell’s Pennsylvania Humanities Council bio shares: 

Dale Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Rosenlund Family Foundation, and acts as an independent consultant to philanthropic and charitable nonprofit organizations. Mitchell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Valley Grantmakers from November 1995 through June 2004, and as a Senior Advisor to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors from November 2004 through December 2008.

Ms. Mitchell enjoyed a long career with the IBM Corporation, ten years of which she was their External Programs Manager for the corporation's Delaware Valley and Central Pennsylvania regional headquarters, and was responsible for corporate grantmaking, community, government and media relations. Mitchell's consulting experience includes working with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Seybert Foundation, and the Harry C. Trexler Trust. Currently Mitchell serves as Chair of the Board of the Western Association for Relief and Employment of the Poor; the Advisory Board of Bridging the Gaps; and as a member of Citizens Bank's Champions in Action Awards Committee.

She previously served as a Director of Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance; the local Advisory Committee for the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation, and held leadership positions on the boards of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council; Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania; the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia; the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia; and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Ms. Mitchell is a recipient of the Avis Chase Award from the YWCA of Philadelphia and the President's Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.