Kendall Mattos Silverstein

As Director of the President’s Office, Kendall works collaboratively across the organization, serving to maximize and coordinate the efforts of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer & Board Chair and President & COO. She oversees all President’s Office and Board operations and manages executive communications. Kendall joined Flamboyan Foundation in 2011 and brings nearly 15 years of experience in family office, nonprofit and foundation environments, where she has played critical support roles to senior leaders.

Kendall believes that education is the great socioeconomic equalizer, because once achieved, it cannot be taken away. As a student, she discovered first-hand that education is the lens through which a child can envision broader horizons.

Kendall studied at the College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University. Her professional career started as the assistant to the president of AOL founder Steve Case’s family office, before transitioning to support the family foundation. She provided administrative and development support to two of the Case Foundation’s grantee organizations, PlayPumps International and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Before taking on her role at Flamboyan, she most recently was on staff at policy consulting firm Education Counsel, providing executive support for the business and client needs of the Managing Director, where she played a key support role in management of the Education Funders Strategy Group, comprised of representatives from nations’ leading policy-focused education foundations.

Kendall is a native of the South Shore of Massachusetts, and now resides in Montgomery County with her husband and their son. Connect with Kendall on LinkedIn.

What was your favorite subject or course in school? In college, I took a Race and Ethnic Relations class that was an awakening. We explored the systemic nature of racial oppression in America. I believed in the power of that information to inform the work of future leaders that graduated from the university, and spent several semesters teaching the material as a TA.