Dodie McKenzie

Dodie McKenzie

Dodie McKenzie brings a foundation perspective to her work with nonprofits, resulting from 12 years of experience as program officer and grants director at the James Graham Brown Foundation, the largest foundation in the Commonwealth. During her time with the foundation, Dodie oversaw a grants portfolio in excess of $18 million; managed relationships with active and prospective grantees, and explored opportunities to invest in foundation program priorities including education, social services, cultural, and health related projects. Ms. McKenzie provided leadership in the foundation's development and administration of the Brown Fellows, a signature million dollar scholarship and education enrichment project, building a unique partnership with two universities.

Ms. McKenzie has served on the education and membership committees of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the University of Louisville Public Administration accreditation committee, the Kentucky Governor's Scholars selection committee, as well as the City of Louisville in the review of external metro funding. She is also Past President of the Junior League of Louisville.

Dodie received her Master in Public Administration from the University of Louisville, and is a Leadership Louisville graduate, a SECF Hull Fellow, a Bingham Fellow and a proud Kentucky Colonel. She has also served as liaison with the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy to bring professional development courses to the Louisville area.

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