Erin Jones Kundolf is vice president for philanthropic partnerships at the Urban Institute, where she works closely with Urban’s leadership, scholars, and other development staff members to develop and execute fundraising and outreach strategies that effectively engage the philanthropic community.
Kundolf has 20 years in nonprofit fundraising, including more than a decade in public policy. Before joining Urban, she worked at the American Enterprise Institute as director of development communications, where she served as a senior writer and was part of a small team responsible for identifying and implementing the organization’s major fundraising initiatives.
Before that, Kundolf was the corporate relations manager at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she launched the organization’s first-ever corporate fundraising initiative and managed a portfolio of donors across the United States and Europe.
Before her work in public policy, she led development efforts for several smaller nonprofit organizations focused on both domestic and international issues.
Kundolf received a BS in international politics from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.