Phil Kohlmetz

Not-for-profit fundraising consultant

Phil Kohlmetz is a registered Fundraising Counsel in the State of California. He has spent his entire 35+ year career working to strengthen not-for-profit, public benefit organizations, most notably as Executive Director of the Napa Valley Museum, Development Director of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Executive Director of the Western Railway Museum, and as a long-time Board Member and Past President of the California Association of Museums. 


Since 2017, he has provided institutional giving, individual giving, and strategic planning support to International Bird Rescue, Berkeley Symphony, Marin Theatre Company, Knight Foundry Alliance, Palo Alto Arts Center, Davis Community Meals and Housing, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. He was awarded a Public Leadership Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education program in 2021.