I, Sam C. Kilpatrick, was the Controller of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for forty years and retired in March, 2016. The National Trust provides leadership and advocacy to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. During my tenure with the Trust, I was responsible for management of the Trust’s assets, accounting, payroll, budgeting, contracts, grants administration, audits, tax returns and endowments. I worked closely with the Board of Trustees and the Finance and Audit Committees.
I have served on the boards of Congressional Cemetery, Emmaus Services for the Aging, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation and Foundry United Methodist Church. I served as chairman of the Audit, Finance, Fundraising and Board Development Committees and I currently serve on the boards of Iona Senior Services and The L’Enfant Trust as Treasurer.
I hold a BS degree in Business Administration. I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and have lived in Washington, D.C. since 1974. I live with my husband, Doug Barker, in the Crestwood neighborhood. I am an active member of Foundry United Methodist Church, and—until recently—an avid squash player, I enjoy entertaining, cycling, canoeing, camping and gardening.
Iona’s mission to serve senior citizens in the District with its wide range of services continues to be an inspiration for me. I have always have felt a closeness to older adults and have learned a lot from them through my experiences by volunteering and realizing how important Iona is in their lives. I am blessed to have Iona in my life, and am happy to be a part of the important work of Iona’s Board.