Kerry Harding | Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Kerry Harding is a graduate from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning and earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Kerry’s professional career has ranged from executive level positions with some of the nation’s most prominent design firms to board-level leadership on a wide variety of academic, civic, charitable and non-profit organizations. A passionate advocate for the forgotten, overlooked and disadvantaged populations of society, he has devoted much of his adult life to fundraising for initiatives surrounding youth, employment, foster care, human trafficking and autism, giving equal attention to entire communities as well as a personal, compassionate focus on “the one.”
A consummate connector, Kerry has established a reputation for being the “go-to-guy” for strategic thinking, achieving bold new endeavors and being the bridge between problems and solutions. He brings an extensive roster of relationships that span a diverse population of cultural, socio-economic, geographic, civic, ethnic and inter-faith communities. Kerry is responsible for working directly with Madison House Autism Foundation’s founders to secure the necessary funding to implement the Board’s short term goals and long-term vision as the national thought leader for innovation solutions regarding all the emerging issues of adults on the Autism spectrum. He is instrumental in identifying opportunities with and responding to grant-making organizations and institutions on the Foundation’s behalf and serving as a liaison to the corporate community at the local, state and national levels.