KCF Leadership

The Executive Director of Kendal Charitable Funds (KCF)  provides leadership to the Kendal System in the creation and implementation of a philanthropic philosophy that reflects Kendal’s Values and Practices. An important part of that leadership is to support and train Kendal affiliate communities and services in their development activities, to cultivate relationships with foundations, and oversee the writing of grants to obtain funding for both Kendal-wide innovative programs and individual affiliate programs that open new paths in services to older people.

Beverly Grove

BGrove_CCH_7035Beverly Grove is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and as such subscribes to its stringent code of ethical principles and standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

Beverly brings extensive leadership experience in fundraising for higher education, as well as health care experience, to the position. From 2000—12 she worked in development and institutional advancement for Penn State University, the University of Pennsylvania and as Director of Major Gifts at Bryn Mawr College. During the 2011-12 fiscal year, Beverly was a manager for the development team that raised $15.7 million for Bryn Mawr College.

As Director for Philanthropy, Beverly works closely with residents, staff and board members at Kendal’s affiliate organizations in eight states to support and educate leadership in their philanthropic activities. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal System and with those in the wider world to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

From 2007 to 2010, as Director of Development for Penn State’s Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, Beverly planned and implemented a $5 million campus campaign as part of a universitywide comprehensive fundraising campaign. As Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, she was responsible for fundraising and special events for 17 athletic teams.

Beverly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Temple University in Philadelphia. From 1984 to 2000, she worked in health education, sales and marketing for several health care organizations, including Taylor Hospital, HealthSouth, American Red Cross, and Main Line Health at both Paoli Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.