Tom Fox


Thomas H. Fox (Tom) has been involved in international development since 1965, when he was hired by the Peace Corps as a staff member in Africa, after four years of teaching in the US. Highlighted by a Presidential appointment as Assistant Administrator of the US Agency for International Development for Policy and Program Coordination, Tom has held senior management positions at USAID (twice), Peace Corps (five years living in Africa), Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA), the Council on Foundations, and the World Resources Institute.

From 2005 until May 2014, he was Chairman of the Board of ELMA Philanthropies, the program arm of a new and substantial foundation addressing issues that affect children and youth in Africa. He also has taught Masters students at George Washington University and World Learning’s School for International Training. He remains very active as a volunteer, including on boards of trustees and also in his community and church.