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Jim Pitofsky


Managing Director, Strategic Alliances
The John Templeton Foundation

Prior to joining the John Templeton Foundation, Jim Pitofsky was chief strategy officer at the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF). Before that, he served as the ACF’s director of education where he led education grant making and advised high net-worth donors on their education grant making. Mr. Pitofsky has also served as the vice president and acting president of the Echoing Green Foundation, supporting hundreds of social entrepreneurs around the world; the deputy director of the National Youth Leadership Council, one of the leading service-learning organizations in the U.S. and the world; and the executive director for Hands on Bay Area, the leading manager of corporate volunteerism in the Bay Area. Additionally, Mr. Pitofsky founded and directed an organization that worked internationally to create school/com- munity and business/education partnerships and was adopted by the National Association of Partners in Education. Mr. Pitofsky has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos), FORTUNE Magazine CEO Forum, the White House Conference on Philanthropy, the Milken Institute, and hundreds of other convenings of corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders. Mr. Pitofsky earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.