Pablo Eisenberg

Senior Fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Pablo Eisenberg is currently a Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Prior to his coming to Georgetown in January, 1999, he served for 23 years as Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, a national technical assistance and advocacy organization working with low income and minority organizations and constituencies throughout the country.

Pablo served two years in the U.S. Army and over three years in Africa as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Information Agency. He then spent two years as Program Director of Operation Crossroads Africa before going to work as Director of Pennsylvania Operations for the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Washington, D.C. He subsequently became Deputy Director of the Research and Demonstration division at the Office of Economic Opportunity. After leaving OEO, he served as Deputy Director for field operations at the National Urban Coalition. After almost five years with the Coalition, he worked as a freelance consultant for a variety of nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Pablo has published many articles and chapters of books and has been a regular columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy for the past seventeen years. His book, Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy: The Courage to Change, was published by the New England Press and Tufts University in December of 2004.

He is a founder and member of the Executive Committee of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and is President of Friends of VISTA. He serves on the boards of Youth Today, Eureka Communities, the Milton Eisenhower Foundation, ICChange and the University College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. In addition, he is a trustee of Citizen Funds, a socially responsible mutual fund.

Pablo is a graduate of both Princeton University and Merton College, Oxford University, where he earned a BA and a B.Litt respectively. He received a German Marshall Fund fellowship in 1989 to study the nonprofit sectors in Great Britain, Holland and France. He was a nationally ranked tennis player and was captain of both the Princeton and Oxford tennis teams. He was a visiting professor at both the University of Notre Dame and New Orleans University.

He is the recipient of the 1989 award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Service from the Alliance for Justice; the Weston Howland Jr. Award for Distinguished National Leadership from Tufts University; a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 by the National Society of Fundraising Executives; and the 1998 John Gardner Leadership Award sponsored by Independent Sector. In June of 2004, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Princeton University.