Mason Rummel, James Graham Brown Foundation

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: Education at all levels, human services, civic engagement, culture, economic development

CONTACT: (502) 896-2440, mason@jgbf.org

PROFILE:  Mason Rummel is the president of the James Graham Brown Foundation and joined the foundation in July 1989. She has also been a member of the Philanthropy Roundtable Strategy Committee, Episcopal Church Home, 55,000 Degrees, Public Policy Committee of the Council on Foundations, Southeastern Council of Foundations’ Government Affairs Committee, and the Greater Louisville Project Policy Board. She previously worked as a public affairs specialist for the Office of Management and Budget.

Her professional bio shares:

Mason Rummel joined the Foundation in 1989.  She had previously served as a political appointee with the Reagan administration where she was a Public Affairs Specialist at the White House Office of Management and Budget.  She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy where she earned a master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies.  Mason serves on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Greater Louisville Project, 55,000 Degrees and the Episcopal Church Home.  Other volunteer work includes membership on the Endowment Committee of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Public Policy Committee of the Council on Foundations, member of the Alliance for Charitable Reform of the Philanthropy Roundtable and the Public Policy Committee of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network. She is also active in the Southeastern Council of Foundations serving on their Public Policy Committee, Program Committee and Membership Committee.  She is a founding member of the Grantmakers of Kentucky and the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana.  Previous volunteer work includes the Music Academy of St. Francis, Success by Six, Kentucky Community Service Commission, Anchorage Children’s Theatre, Junior League of Louisville, Friends of the Waterfront, and numerous fundraising committees in the community.

To learn more about her background, read the Biz Journal article, “Mason Rummel leads James Graham Brown Foundation after career start in Reagan administration.”