Kendal Gladish

Kendal Gladish has combined a career in senior academic publishing positions with fundraising experience and a distinguished record as an award-winning nonprofit board leader. She is known for her attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and a remarkable capacity to increase stakeholder investment in nonprofit programs and services.

As a board member of the Evanston Community Foundation from 2004-2010, and chair from 2006 to 2008, she played a significant role in the growth of its assets, grant-making capacity, and operating budget. After moving to Austin in 2010, she was invited to the board of Austin Classical Guitar and served as board chair during a dramatic expansion of ACG’s audience and education programs.

In her professional life, Gladish was Development and Outreach Director for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists based at the University of Chicago from 2006 to early 2017, during a challenging period of change for this small but renowned communications group, founded by Manhattan Project scientists in 1945. She served as a senior staff member throughout the organization’s transformation into a worldwide platform for science-based assessments and discussions, accessible through a robust website, an award-winning digital magazine, and creative programming.

In fulfilling her role at the Bulletin, Gladish drew on her experience building the first annual giving program at Indiana University Press (1996-2000), and serving as Managing Editor at Benchmark Press (1986-1991), and Director of University Publications at the University of Virginia (1979-1984). Gladish holds a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and a master’s degree in information and library science from the University of Illinois.