Casey Kennedy is a program assistant on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team in the Chicago office. In this role, she provides financial, administrative, and operational support for both internal initiatives and projects hosted at the New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, and Windward Fund, all 501(c)(3) public charities, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). Her portfolio includes projects focused on global health, climate reform, and sustainable food systems.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Casey received two grants from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies to conduct research on the coordination of the state and civil society in Tanzania’s child welfare system. While conducting fieldwork, she developed and administered an interview questionnaire to social workers and child welfare professionals in Moshi, Tanzania, then analyzed the data to better understand how the government and civil society effectively coordinate. Casey has also worked closely with Girl Child Concerns to develop a technology program for an all-girls’ secondary school serving internally displaced persons in Borno State, Nigeria, and with Amani Children’s Foundation to support orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya through fundraising and operations efforts.
Casey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in political science and a minor in international development studies. While at Notre Dame, she worked closely with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies to support research on international development with a special focus on East Africa and international education. Casey is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.