Senior Program Officer, Education & Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund
kking [@] calfund [.] org | Ext. 279
Kelly King manages programs and partnerships that support a more equitable education system in Los Angeles County, with a special focus on postsecondary access and attainment. King also directs the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, a joint initiative of the California Community Foundation and the College Futures Foundation to increase college attainment in the region.
Before joining CCF in 2015, King was executive vice president at Focusing Philanthropy where she managed a national portfolio of philanthropic investments that included education, health access, and workforce development.
King began her career in the education and nonprofit sector at the Scripps College Academy. As director from 2008-2013, she led the program to national recognition including from First Lady Michelle Obama as recipient of the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
King received a bachelor’s degree in politics and public policy analysis from Scripps College and a master’s degree in education policy, evaluation and reform from Claremont Graduate University.