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Christopher Levenick

Director, Public Engagement

Christopher Levenick leads the effort to cultivate awareness, enthusiasm, and engagement between the academic and scientific communities and the John Templeton Foundation. Motivated by a profound admiration for leading research, he works to generate innovative scholarship, launch new programs, and support cutting-edge publications that advance the Foundation’s mission.  

Before he joined the Foundation, Mr. Levenick served as Editor-in-Chief of Philanthropy magazine. In that capacity, he worked closely with dozens of the world’s leading philanthropists to explore the principle and practice of effective charitable giving. Prior to that, he was a W. H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., where his research centered on the intersection of religion, public policy, and free-market economics. A graduate of Georgetown University, he pursued a Ph.D. and received a M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. 


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