Jeff Kutash joined the Peter Kiewit Foundation as Executive Director in 2013. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for people to live in and help build strong and vibrant communities, achieve economic success, and enjoy a high quality of life. Jeff combines an extensive background in strategy development for social sector organizations with significant experience in education and youth issues. Prior to joining the foundation, Jeff was a Managing Director at FSG, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jeff ran FSG’s San Francisco office, launched and oversaw the firm’s national Education and Youth Practice, and helped dozens of leading corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies design strategies, develop programs, and evaluate results to improve their social impact. Previously, Jeff was the Director of California Operations for The SEED Foundation and spent three years as a public and private sector strategy consultant. Jeff’s direct experience in the social sector also includes three years as the Director of Programs at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, a youth development nonprofit in New York City, and three years teaching math at a New York City public school as a Teach For America corps member. Jeff holds an M.B.A in General Management from Harvard Business School and a B.A in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.