Bethany Rubin Henderson
Bethany joins Compass following an extensive cross-sector career that spanned the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She brings an impressive record of social entrepreneurship that includes founding, leading, and building the capacity of multiple nonprofits and national social impact networks.
Bethany most recently served as the Network President of America SCORES, a national network of youth development organizations. There she unified affiliates around a collective strategic vision that positioned the network as an international leader at the intersection of youth sports and arts education. As CEO of DC SCORES, the founding affiliate in the America SCORES network, Bethany led the transformation of a 20-year old nonprofit by expanding revenue by 75%, increasing both the number of students served and school locations, and transitioning from DC’s best-kept youth development secret to the city’s community partner of choice. Previous roles include serving in the Obama Administration, where she helped to lay the groundwork for My Brother’s Keeper as a White House Fellow, and founding City Hall Fellows, a service corps program for local governments.
Bethany’s leadership achievements have received numerous recognitions, including the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (2018) and Washington Business Journal’s Nonprofit Director of the Year (2017). Bethany frequently speaks and publishes about topics related to social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. She teaches a graduate course on social entrepreneurship as an adjunct faculty member at University of Maryland and is on the faculty of the Sports & Entertainment Impact Collective.
Bethany earned her JD at Harvard Law School and both her MA and BA at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Bethany and her husband live just outside Washington, D.C. with their two daughters and an ever-expanding menagerie of pets.