Kathleen A. Mahoney

GHR Foundation

Kathleen A. Mahoney is senior program officer for global development at GHR Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where her portfolio focuses on the nexus of faith and the well-being of children. She previously served as the president of Porticus North America Foundation, and has provided consulting services for other foundations. Mahoney has served on the boards of the Cristo Rey Network, L’Arche USA, and the Louisville Institute. Her academic background is in the field of education. She was a faculty member at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where she wrote the award-winning book Catholic Higher Education in Protestant America (2003) and founded the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education. More recently, she co-authored The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education with John A. Schmalzbauer (2018). Mahoney holds a BA in religious studies from the University of Toronto, an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in education from the University of Rochester.