Phoebe Kalthoff

Phoebe Kalthoff

Phoebe Kalthoff works at American Philanthropic, a philanthropic consulting firm. She assists in all matters relating to nonprofit client engagement, as well as creative services and design projects. Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Phoebe taught elementary art and worked for a small philanthropic organization in northern Kentucky. Phoebe earned a B.A. in Fine Arts and English from Hillsdale College and studied at Oxford University. 

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