The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has announced two additions to its leadership team. Margaret Connelly will join as Acting Managing Director for Founder Initiatives beginning August 2, while Kelley Gulley joins as Chief of Staff starting August 9.

“The amount of experience these two women are bringing will add tremendous expertise and wisdom to our team which will be so valuable as we look to significantly accelerate our giving and impact,” said Fay Twersky, President, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

Connelly returns to the Blank Family Foundation with nearly 30 years of experience working in and supporting the nonprofit and philanthropy sector including roles with United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Park Pride, and most recently, The Eplan Group and Coxe Curry & Associates. With expertise in program management, strategy development, and operations, she will oversee Arthur Blank’s personal giving including legacy grantmaking, veterans and military work, stuttering, the Westside transformation work, and each of the Blank Family of Businesses’ Associate-Led Giving committees. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Gulley joins the Foundation with 33 years of experience in community and youth development, workforce development, building capacity in the nonprofit sector, and leading initiatives that engage residents in communities of color throughout the country. She most recently spent five years with the James Irvine Foundation leading their Better Careers initiative and serving on the Foundation’s Impact, Assessment & Learning (IA&L) team. As the Chief of Staff to Blank Family Foundation President Fay Twersky, she will project manage board operations, play a key role in Founder projects, serve as an associate liaison, and help lead the Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. Gulley received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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