Lenore Ealy is the Senior Fellow for Communities with the Charles Koch Institute, where she helps guide the Institute's vision, strategy, and research priorities on communities and poverty. As founding president of The Philanthropic Enterprise, Ealy worked with an international network of scholars, social entrepreneurs, and donors seeking on academic and educational programs to advance understanding of how voluntary social cooperation and beneficence promote human flourishing. Ealy has published widely in scholarly publications and has co-edited three books, the most recent of which is Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation (Routledge, 2015), with Robert F. Garnett, Jr. and Paul Lewis. With Paul Dragos Aligica, Ealy is co-editor for the book series Polycentricity: Studies in Institutional Diversity and Voluntary Governance (Lexington Books). Ealy was also founding editor of the annual Conversations on Philanthropy: Emerging Questions in Liberality and Social Thought. Ealy holds a Ph.D. in the history of moral and political thought from The Johns Hopkins University.