Patrick J. Morgan

Community and National Initiatives Program


Patrick J. Morgan joined Knight Foundation in January 2016.

Prior to joining Knight, Morgan held leadership positions in Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s administration, including chief of staff to the deputy mayor for environmental and community resources and assistant managing director. He has helped to develop innovative public initiatives to increase the urban tree canopy, promote an equitable food system, create new public parks and play spaces, as well as advance workforce development, digital literacy and community engagement.

A Philadelphia native, Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton and earned a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University and has completed coursework as part of the Brookings Institution’s Executive Education program in Washington, D.C.

He and his wife, Lee Ann, live in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia with their three children, Isabel, Charles and Abigail.