Kathy Kemper

Founder & CEO of the Institute for Education

Kathy "Coach" Kemper is an American executive, tennis coach, writer, and philanthropist. Kemper rose to fame in the tennis scene, eventually heading the women's tennis team at Georgetown University, where she earned the nickname "Coach". Kemper has spent more than a quarter of a century coaching movie stars, professional athletes, Supreme Court Justices, Ambassadors, members of Congress, and individuals from six White House administrations. In 1992, Kemper founded the Institute For Education (IFE), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that recognizes and promotes leadership, civility, and the search for common ground locally, nationally, and in the world community. The Institute has come to host many famous guests, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Arianna Huffington.