Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation


Meet Molly Kunkel

Executive Director at Centre Foundation

Molly Kunkel became Executive Director at Centre Foundation in 2013, after having served as Deputy Director since 2008.  In her time there, she has overseen rebranding of the organization, growth of both foundation assets and granting, creation of the Centre Gives program, a successful online giving day, and Centre Inspires, a new granting program which is aimed at creating community wide change through new and innovative projects.

To fulfill her goal of increasing Centre Foundation’s local impact, Molly is leading Centre Foundation in becoming the area’s preeminent philanthropic resource by inspiring philanthropy, engaging community, and leading transformation.

Molly came to Centre Foundation with over 25 years of leadership experience in local non-profits, particularly those which focus on her strong interest in children’s issues.   She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Delaware.   She is a member and past president of the State College Rotary Club, and has served on the boards of the Centre County United Way, the Centre Region Estate Planning Council, the ACRES Project, and 3 Dots Downtown, and has been an active volunteer in a number of organizations the community.  She is also active in a variety of activities with her church, University Mennonite Church in State College.

More About Molly

“I love calling this area home and enjoy working to make it a better place for everyone to live, work, and play!”  ~ Molly Kunkel

When not at work Molly, enjoys spending time with her husband Hal.  While not officially native to Centre County, they have lived here for 30 years so it is definitely their home now.  Their adult children, daughter Lindsay (along with husband Tom and daughter Beatrice), and son Andrew, all live in New York City, so Molly and Hal make frequent trips to the city.  Molly also enjoys time with her dog Lucy, who is with her most of the time.

Contact Molly Kunkel

Phone: 814-237-6229