Our Staff

Kate Kennedy Reinemund - Executive Director

Kate Kennedy Reinemund is the Executive Director of Constellation Philanthropy. She has also been an investing member of Constellation for a number of years, as well as serving as Chair of the Investment Committee and Board Member.

Prior to her current role with Constellation, Kate was the Executive Director of Impact Charitable, a Denver-based donor advised fund fully committed to impact investing. Kate’s professional experience ranges from capital markets and investment management for families and institutions, to building and growing a social venture focused on helping nonprofits connect with their next generation of givers. Her impact work includes both international and local involvement.

Currently, Kate serves on the boards of Teach for America, Colorado, as well as Mile High Early Learning. She has also served on and managed boards for the regional alumni community for Stanford University, Project CURE in Colorado, as well as a family foundation focused on education, early childhood and human services. Kate is also an active member of Investors’ Circle, the largest and early stage impact investing network.
Kate has a BA in Psychology from Boston College and a MBA from Stanford University.

Jen Rhodes - Program Officer

Jen Rhodes oversees Constellation’s process for possible early childhood philanthropic investments, which includes managing the pipeline process of identifying, vetting, and prioritizing possible investments and performing due diligence on applications. Jen is also responsible for management of contracts, reporting and metrics for all grant applicants. Jen also manages the website and member communications, and provides operational and event management support. Having grown up in Denver, she is thrilled to serve Constellation’s members to improve the lives and development of Colorado’s infants and children.

Prior to Constellation, Jen spent three years with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Chicago, where she provided support to international pediatric programmatic efforts including vaccine advocacy, newborn and child survival, and non-communicable diseases. Prior to joining the AAP, Jen worked at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, where she worked to advocate for the strengthening of school-based federal child nutrition programs.

Jen received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and Master of Public Health in Policy and Advocacy from Loyola University of Chicago. Her professional interests revolve mostly around health equity and ending disparities across early childhood systems for children of color.