Winsome McIntosh has devoted her time to public service advocacy most of her adult life. She believes everyone has a duty to give back to society/community for the betterment of those less fortunate and for the future of succeeding generations.
Winsome McIntosh has close to 40 years experience in the philanthropic community. She is a peer consultant on management and generational succession issues for family foundations through her consulting firm, Philanthropic Strategies. She has served on the board of the McIntosh Foundation since 1972, while actively participating in its management and was a founder of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and the Kappa Delta Foundation. She was the founder and first executive director of the Association of Small Foundations. She has served on the boards of a number of not-for-profits corporations (both local and national) including the She Should Run Foundation, Alliance for Justice, League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife (presently Chairman), and ClientEarth, UK (presently Founder and Chairman). In the for-profit community, she has served on the boards of American Legal Systems, Island National Bank and Trust Company (first woman elected in the town of Palm Beach, FL), and presently Mo-DV, a California software company. Winsome is the Founder of Rachelâs Network, a membership organization of leading women philanthropists interested in the issues of environment, women and childrenâs health, and womenâs empowerment. Having passed the CEO leadership on at the 10 year mark of Rachel's Network, her new endeavors include increased work with ClientEarth in Europe as a major focus of the McIntosh Foundation (its founder) for the next 10 years with a goal of making a difference in environmental public policy in the 27 countries of the European Union. Next goals to be determined, but am most interested in working in the for-profit sector, especially at the corporate governance level where more women are needed.