Our Team

Brad Robb

Through his and the Board’s leadership, the Foundation increased its annual grantmaking and implemented various capacity building initiatives for grant partners, including major gift fundraising, executive leadership skills, storytelling and evaluation and outcomes. Prior to joining the Foundation, Brad held multiple management positions at Bank of America over a 28-year career nationally and regionally, including a focus on wealth management and private foundation development.

Karen L. Kahan

Chief Program Officer

Karen helps shepherd the foundation’s grantmaking and capacity building initiatives. Her life-long career and volunteer work in the nonprofit sector have included different leadership roles in communications, fundraising, fundraising administration and volunteer management.  As a proud English literature major, Karen has written her fair share of grants and appreciates the art of writing. As expected, she made several edits to this bio (which she wrote).

Cate Sitton

Grant Manager for Seniors, Disability and Food Programs
(512) 240-2438

Cate is the Grant Manager of the Foundation’s grants for older adults, adults with disabilities, and food programs. She began working with Carl and Marie Jo in 1994 as a bookkeeper, helping them manage their assets and real estate holdings.  Following the Andersons’ passing, she played an instrumental role in establishing the operating systems for the Foundation.  Cate takes pride in eliminating barriers between the Foundation and her grant partners, believing that our relationships are true partnerships.  “I am incredibly grateful to be partnering with our grantees who are dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone.”

Justin Ito

Grant Manager for Children and Youth Programs
(512) 648-3506

Justin believes that there are more resources in this world than there is need, and what bridges the gap between the two of them is creative, compassionate people – many of whom are his grantees. His unofficial title is “Grantee Advocate,” and his favorite part about his job is meeting with grantees, learning about their impact, and subsequently going to bat on their behalf to get them funding to continue their work.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Carl C. Anderson III

Board Chairman

Elliott Anderson


Nolan Anderson


Seth Anderson


Stacey Anderson


David Zeitz

Corporate Trustee