Kelley Kilduff

Position: Executive Director

Kelley Kilduff joined the Knott Foundation as Executive Director in June 2023. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the Knott Foundation, she served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Communications at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in non-profit management and leadership, primarily in the areas of catholic secondary and higher education, healthcare, international relief and development, and social justice. Since her arrival to Baltimore in 1991, Kelley has valued and admired the legacy of the Knott family and founders and is honored to partner with the Foundation trustees, executive team, and grantees to strengthen, build, and support the Maryland communities served within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Originally from the Midwest, Kelley now resides in Timonium, Maryland with her husband, Shaun, in the home where they raised their three grown children. An avid runner, Kelley also enjoys reading, trips to the beach, cheering for the Orioles, Ravens, and Green Bay Packers, and spending time with family.