The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is pleased to announce that Mary O’Donnell has been named Vice President of the Foundation. RRF is based in Chicago and was endowed in 1978 by the late John D. MacArthur. RRF funds efforts to improve the quality of life of older people in America. It is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging.
Ms. O’Donnell joined RRF as a Program Officer in 2009 and was promoted to the role of Senior Program Officer in 2013. During this time, Mary contributed to all of RRF’s grantmaking program areas, with a particular focus on Organizational Capacity Building. She has been active on a variety of philanthropic committees and served on the national Board of Directors of Grantmakers in Aging for several years. In 2018, Mary was selected by Grantmakers in Health as a Fellow with the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. Mary earned her master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, with concentrations in geriatric social work and nonprofit management.