Hannah Hahn is the Executive Director of the England Family Foundation, a private family foundation based in the Washington, DC area that is dedicated to promoting equity, social justice, and democracy in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States. She works closely with the Board of Directors to establish strategic funding priorities, strengthen its giving policies and practices, and help build the capacity of its nonprofit partners.
Hannah is an experienced philanthropy professional who has worked at some of the region’s largest private foundations, including the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. She has extensive expertise in local and national grantmaking supporting education, children, youth, and families, and human services. She serves on the board of the Children’s Opportunity Alliance, an appointment by the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland, was the chair of the Investment Committee of Education Forward’s grant commitments, and has co-chaired the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative at the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She was a visiting practitioner at The Georgetown University’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, where she focused on philanthropy reform. She recently advised on the establishment of the Center’s new Executive Certificate in Philanthropic Leadership, where she serves as a faculty member.
Hannah began her career in international development, serving in a variety of roles that advanced economic development, women’s empowerment, and education programming in Africa, Asia, and South America. She also helped to establish the largest microfinance bank in Myanmar and was the founding COO of Sustainable Health Enterprises, a social enterprise that reduces school absenteeism for Rwandan girls by manufacturing low-cost sanitary pads. Her efforts were recognized by the Society for International Development with the Andrew W. Rice Award for passion, commitment, creativity, and impact in the international development field.
Hannah holds a Master of Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Georgetown University Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership. She is in Leadership Montgomery’s Class of 2023.
Hannah was born in Scotland and her family relocated to Canada while she was in elementary school. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, two young girls, along with their dog and cat.