Director of Kinnect Foundation

Emily Ades

"When you learn, teach, when you get, give."- Maya Angelou

Emily Ades has devoted all her professional endeavors to the field of education and nonprofit management. Currently, she works as the inaugural Director of The Kinnect Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the fashion brand, Kith, leveraging the brand to make a social impact and transformative change that helps communities overcome adversity and thrive. She has 25+ years of experience working as an educator, child and family advocate, public policy professional and nonprofit changemaker. In 2020, during the height of the global pandemic, Emily founded IMPACT 100 NYC, where she envisions fostering a culture of communal giving, volunteering and learning by cultivating a community of women who want their philanthropic donations to do more and mean more. A lifelong and self-proclaimed city-girl, Emily lives in Queens with her husband Derrick, their 3 children and her “supermodel” chocolate labrador retriever who was recently featured in a Kith X Vans shoe ad.