Kris Moon

The James Beard Foundation

Kris Moon is the Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, a national culinary non-profit with the mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. Moon first joined the Foundation in 2007 as the Director of House Operations and House Events, a position in which he oversaw the daily operations of the historic James Beard House in Greenwich Village and the execution of the Foundation’s house events with featured chefs. After a year working with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research as Manager of Special Events, Moon returned to the Foundation in 2011 to assume the position of Director of Charitable Giving and Strategic Partnerships overseeing the Foundation’s various fundraising initiatives. In February 2014, Moon was promoted to Senior Director, Strategy and Development and was responsible for all of the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, including sponsorship sales, grants, and major gifts; crafting and developing strategic partnership opportunities to help the Foundation achieve it’s broader strategic goals; as well as managing the programmatic development of the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change program and related Impact Programs.
In October 2015, less than two years later, Moon was named Vice President of the country's preeminent culinary organization. In this position, he continues to manage and oversee the growth of key development opportunities on behalf of the Foundation, lead and coordinate instrumental sponsorship sales initiatives, and expand upon the breadth and reach of JBF’s Impact Programs.

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