George Abbott

Community and National Initiatives Program

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George Abbott joined Knight Foundation in September 2013 as special assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives.

Previously Abbott worked in communications at ArtPlace America, a funding collaborative working to accelerate creative placemaking across the United States.

Abbott worked on the 2013 presidential inauguration and as an organizer on President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. He is an author with numerous published works, including “The Economics Book” (Dorling Kindersley).

Abbott grew up in Europe, spending time in England and across the continent. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Newcastle University.

Find out why Abbott believes everyone can be engaged in improving their community in this Q&A