Documents/KF2

Our Focus

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2012-11-15

Source: http://kettering.org/who-we-are/our-focus/

Kettering's research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation.

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Kettering Foundation

Acronym:KF

Description:
The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering's primary research question is, what does it take to make democracy work as it should? Kettering's research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation... Established in 1927 by inventor Charles F. Kettering, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that does not make grants but engages in joint research with others. It is an operating foundation headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, with offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Stakeholder(s):

  • Charles F. KetteringFounder

  • CitizensResponsible citizens who can make sound choices about their future

  • CommunitiesCommunities of citizens acting together to address common problems

  • InstitutionsInstitutions with public legitimacy that contribute to strengthening society.

  • Kettering Foundation StaffThe foundation's small staff and extensive network of associates collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, researchers, scholars, and citizens around the world. A monthly meeting series brings together Kettering staff, associates, researchers, and others with whom the foundation works to explore a tightly focused research question or area. Those working on related problems share what they are learning at the foundation's many meetings, which provide space for an ongoing exchange of ideas and stories in an effort to develop research interests.

  • Community Organizations

  • Government Agencies

  • Researchers

  • Scholars

  • Kettering Foundation BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Ed DornMember of the Board of Directors

  • Mary FutrellMember of the Board of Directors

  • Virginia HodgkinsonMember of the Board of Directors

  • Dr. Sandral HullettMember of the Board of Directors

  • Les Ihara, Jr.Member of the Board of Directors

  • Peter LevineMember of the Board of Directors

  • David MathewsMember of the Board of Directors

  • Hank MeijerMember of the Board of Directors

  • Suzanne MorseChair of the Board of Directors

  • Kettering Foundation OFFICERS

  • David MathewsPresident and CEO

  • Brian T. CobbVice President and Treasurer

  • John R. DedrickVice President and Program Director

  • Maxine S. ThomasVice President, Secretary, and General Counsel

  • Kettering Foundation RESEARCH OFFICERS & SENIOR ASSOCIATES

  • Derek BarkerProgram Officer

  • Constance CrockettProgram Officer

  • Paloma DallasProgram Officer and Writer/Editor

  • Alice DiebelProgram Officer

  • Carolyn Farrow-GarlandProgram Officer

  • Mindy FogtDirector of Administrative Services, Program Officer

  • Melinda GilmoreProgram Officer and Senior Writer/Editor

  • David HolwerkDirector of Communications

  • Kriss GangProgram Officer

  • Libby KingseedProgram Officer, Archivist

  • Amy LeeProgram Officer

  • Phillip LurieProgram Officer

  • Ray MinorProgram Officer

  • Ileana MarinProgram Officer

  • Randall NielsenProgram Officer

  • Harold SaundersDirector of International Affairs

  • Deborah WitteProgram Officer

  • Kettering Foundation RESEARCHERS, FELLOWS & RESIDENT SCHOLARS

  • Jack BeckerResearch Assistant

  • Afsaneh J. HaddadianResearch Assistant

  • Elizabeth HudsonResearch Associate

  • David McIvorResearch Associate

  • Tim ShafferResearch Associate

  • Charles WisoffResearch & Administrative Assistant

  • Kettering Foundation RESEARCH SUPPORT Staff

  • Val BreidenbachAdministrative Assistant

  • Nellie ClickAccountant

  • Angel George CrossExecutive Assistant to the President & CEO

  • Sarah DahmAdministrative Assistant

  • Margaret DixonExecutive Assistant to the President & CEO

  • Nancy DoughertyReceptionist

  • Kathy HeilAdministrative Assistant

  • Amelia LawAdministrative Assistant

  • Terry NicholsFacilities Manager

  • Kelly PalmerAdministrative Assistant

  • Glenda RoseAdministrative Assistant

  • Rita ShanesyAdministrative Assistant to the Vice President & Program Director

  • Marie SimsAdministrative Assistant to the Vice President & Treasurer

  • Bettina WrightAdministrative Assistant to the Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel