Kim Starkey Jonker is President and CEO of King Philanthropies, Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and co-author of Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Stanford University Press).
At King Philanthropies, Kim oversees the organization’s ambitious initiatives to alleviate global poverty by identifying, supporting, and partnering with high performing social sector leaders and organizations. Working closely with its founders, Robert and Dorothy King, Kim leads all aspects of King Philanthropies’ strategy, operations and grantmaking. At Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kim teaches “Social Ventures Practicum”. In this course, students develop ideas and plans for establishing new ventures with a social mission (structured either as a for-profit or nonprofit organization).
Kim brings more than 25 years of experience as a leader in both the business and social sectors. She has served as an advisor to a wide range of philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on topics such as strategy, impact evaluation, board governance, and organizational effectiveness. Kim was executive director of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership for a decade, selecting and recognizing extraordinary leaders and organizations in the nonprofit sector. She also served as a visiting practitioner at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). Previously, Kim was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. A Harry S. Truman Scholar, Kim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a master’s degree in economics for development from the University of Oxford, and a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.