Phillip Henderson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Henderson served for more than 11 years as president of the Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation focused on fostering sustainable communities in the United States. Prior to his appointment at Surdna, Henderson was vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Henderson joined GMF in 1998 as a program officer and worked on projects promoting civil society development in Central and Eastern Europe. Before GMF, he worked with the Civic Education Project (CEP). Henderson serves on the Romanian American Foundation, International House, and as advisor to the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He holds an MA in economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a BA in economics from Michigan State.