Ms. Wolford became president of The McKnight Foundation in December 2006. Prior to joining McKnight she spent 13 years as president of a Maryland-based nonprofit relief agency. Ms. Wolford is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Gettysburg College, where she received a B.A. in history, with departmental honors. She earned her M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and a second masters in religious studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.