Mailee Walker, Executive Director
Mailee became executive director of the Claneil Foundation in 2007. Prior to joining the Claneil Foundation, she was vice president, communication/program officer of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation. She previously served as executive director of the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and project coordinator for the Neighborhood Improvement Initiative in California.
Mailee serves as a board member of The Philadelphia Award. She is a steering committee member of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders and an advisory board member of The Center for Hunger-Free Communities. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and Asian Mosaic Fund Giving Circle.
Mailee earned a BA in urban studies from Stanford University and an MBA in change management from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. She is an alumna of the Coro Fellows Program, the Center on Philanthropy’s Jane Addams Fellowship, and Leadership Philadelphia.
Andrea Bretting, Senior Program Officer
Andrea joined the Claneil Foundation in 2008, bringing with her many years of experience with local, national and international nonprofits. She began her career in Philadelphia as a community social worker. While living in Berlin, Germany, she worked for the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, a foundation that addresses anti-Semitism and furthers the development of a democratic civil society. Before joining the Claneil Foundation, she was an associate director at the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Andrea serves on the Steering Committee of the Health and Environmental Funders Network and the American Friends of Action Reconciliation/Service for Peace. As a DAAD fellow of the German Academic Exchange Program, Andrea earned her BA/MA in Social Work in Cologne, Germany. She also holds a MA in International Development from American University in Washington, DC.
Karen Race, Grants & Communications Manager
Karen joined the Claneil Foundation in 2009 with a wide variety of experience in non-profit administration, programming and communications management. Prior to joining the Foundation, Karen held positions at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, and Eisenhower Fellowships, an international exchange and leadership development organization. As a freelance writer, Karen's work has appeared in such publications as the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, and she served as correspondent for the News of Delaware County, where she covered local government and the 2008 presidential election. Karen began her career at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. She was selected as a 2012 Emerging Leader by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. At the Claneil Foundation, Karen manages the communication, processes and operations related to the Foundation's grantmaking, and assists the executive director in various functions.
Karen holds a BA in English with a minor in Political Science from Temple University.