Sam Gill

Sam Gill

Sam Gill

Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer | Knight Foundation

Sam Gill joined the Knight Foundation in June 2015. The Knight Foundation fosters informed and engaged communities and supports ideas that promote quality journalism. Gill oversees the Community and National Initiatives program, which works to attract and nurture talent, promote economic opportunity and foster civic engagement in 26 communities across the United States. He also oversees the Learning and Impact program, which pursues research on the broader context of Knight’s work and the impact of Knight-supported programs.

Gill earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Chicago and a Master of Philosophy in politics from the University of Oxford, England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He serves on the boards of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami and the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League.

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