Alex Eaton

Chief Executive Officer

 Alex has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation of Utah since 2015. She brings over twenty-five years of for-profit and nonprofit leadership experience and the Foundation’s assets have more than doubled in size during her tenure. In addition to her role working with donors to create lasting legacies through impactful philanthropy, Alex has expanded the Foundation’s mission to encompass community engagement, convening and stewardship. Prior to joining the Foundation, Alex served as Chief Financial Officer for the Girl Scouts of Utah. Before transitioning to the public sector, Alex was the Chief Operating Officer for Aqueduct Capital, raising capital for private equity and hedge fund managers. In addition to her executive leadership and financial experience, she has deep management and investment expertise, including nearly a decade with Goldman Sachs. Alex served as Director for the National Epilepsy Support Foundation in Harare, Zimbabwe, and was active in leading outreach programs to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the Lawndale Art Center, and has been a mentor and volunteer with Management Leaders of Tomorrow. Alex earned her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of California at Berkeley and completed studies in the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of South Africa. She was selected for the first cohort of Designing for Social Systems at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and is a 2164 certified facilitator.