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About the SHRM Foundation

Founded in 1966, SHRM Foundation empowers human resources as a force for social good. As the nonprofit arm of SHRM, the world's largest HR professional society, they equip nearly 340,000 members and touch the lives of over 362 million individuals. In the face of complex challenges within the world of work, SHRM Foundation believes that HR holds a unique position to lead change. The organization mobilizes and equips HR to ensure the prosperity and thriving of talent and workplaces. The foundation works by widening pathways to work for more skills-first candidates and more kinds of talent; tackling societal challenges, with a current focus on workplace mental health and wellness; and strengthening the HR field with even more diversity, growth, and readiness to address these needs. SHRM Foundation works with SHRM, courageous partners, and bold investors to generate awareness, action, and impact to build a world of work that works for all.

Purpose

Elevate and empower HR as a force for social good.

Mission

Mobilize and equip HR to lead positive social change so that all talent and workplaces can prosper and thrive.

Vision

A world of work that works for all.

Building a World of Work that Works for All



SHRM foundation strategic framework

We Drive Impact Through:

  • Landscape & issue research
  • Evidence-based tools & training
  • Solution-finding & pilots
  • Awareness raising & impact measurement
  • Convening & recognition
  • Expertise for coalitions & policymakers

Board of Directors

The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of distinguished HR academic and practice leaders. The SHRM Foundation recognizes the members of its board for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the organization. We are proud that all board members contribute to our annual campaign.

Officers

Edie Goldberg

Chair

President, E. L. Goldberg & Associates


Camille Chang Gilmore

Vice President of HR & Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific


Karen Bennett

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Cox Communications


Directors

Subha V. Barry

Chief Executive Officer at Seramount


Karen Bennett

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Cox Communications


Mark Blankenship, Ph.D.

Former Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff & Strategy of Jack in the Box Inc


Camille Chang Gilmore

Vice President of HR & Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific


John Ferguson, SHRM-CP, PHR

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at NASCAR


Gregorio R. Flores

Founder and Owner of Sculpted Leaders, LLC


Edie Goldberg

Chair

President, E. L. Goldberg & Associates


Luciana Gómez

Principal Owner at Luciana Gómez Marketing Consulting


Tracy Layney

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Levi Strauss & Co.


Jane Marvin

Secretary/Treasurer

Principal, Org Effectiveness and Change Management


Courtney A. Peterson, PCC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Edison Electric Institute


Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO of SHRM


Foundation Staff

Wendi Safstrom

President, SHRM Foundation


Xiomy Buttermore

Sr. Specialist, Foundation Programs


Jennifer Cabriales

Brand Marketing Manager


Ellen Christman

Director, Engagement and Philanthropy


Amber Douglas

Specialist, Foundation Programs


Cassidy Hyatt

Senior Specialist, Engagement & Philanthropy


Markita Jeter

Coordinator, SHRM Foundation


Elizabeth Kohm

Manager, Foundation Programs


Clayton Lord

Director, Foundation Programs


Megan Niewold

Manager, Foundation Programs


Angela Rogers

Manager, HR Registered Apprenticeship Program


Maddie Schaffer

Manager, Engagement & Philanthropy


Kate Snow

Brand Marketing Specialist


Lana Williams

Manager, Foundation Programs


Contact Us

For more information on the SHRM Foundation's initiatives, please email SHRMFoundation@shrm.org or call us at (703) 535-6020.