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Tom Kaesemeyer

Executive Director, Fox Family Foundation

After 19 years heading two independent schools, Westtown School in Pennsylvania and Kent Denver School in Colorado, Tom Kaesemeyer served as executive director of the Gates Family Foundation in Denver. He retired in June, 2010 after 13 years in that position.

He currently is working part-time as executive director of the Fox Family Foundation, which focuses on supporting education reform and self-sufficiency projects in Denver and New Orleans.

He is a trustee of Saint Anne’s Episcopal School and a board member of A+ Colorado, a nonprofit, independent organization that serves in a watchdog capacity for Denver Public Schools.  After 17 years of serving as Chair of the Reisher Scholarship Committee, Tom has resigned from that position but continues to serve actively on the Reisher Committee. Reisher provides scholarships for over 300 students in five Colorado state universities and now has six State University partners.

Tom graduated from Lehigh University (BA) and the University of Washington (MA). He and his wife, Sally, served in the Peace Corps in Peru. They have two children, Kate and Karl.