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Kinga Ile
Vice President of Thought Leadership & Communications at CAF America


Kinga is a human rights lawyer with over 15 years of experience working with multidisciplinary teams in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Aiming to bridge the gap between these sectors, she works on forging partnerships and developing strategies that are sustainable, measurable, and simultaneously benefit both companies and communities.

As the Vice President of Thought Leadership at CAF America, she manages all strategic and tactical aspects of educational initiatives focused on enabling cross-border philanthropy, including the launch and development of the International Grantmaking Symposium, and more recently the publication of Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide (Charity Channel Press, March 2018).

Kinga is passionate about using human rights principles to motivate the private sector in seeking to deliver social benefits. Her experience spans from assisting companies in developing community-focused expansion strategies into new markets, to working on international justice and minority rights-focused projects in the nonprofit arena.

Kinga holds an LL.M. in European Union Law from University of Amsterdam and an LL.M. in International Human Rights from Central European University, Budapest. Kinga previously served as Adjunct Faculty of Regis University and Maastricht School of Management where she lectured on the intersection of business and human rights.

She is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP).

Agenda Sessions

  • Charitable giving tax update and the philanthropic response to Covid-19