The collaborative nature of The Devonshire Foundation starts with its team. We maintain a small but effective staff. The Devonshire Foundation board consists of family members and an independent member. Founders, Dusty and Melita Howland’s two children, Tony Howland and Susan Davidson serve as trustees. In their roles, they continue their family’s philanthropic legacy and commitment to giving back to the community. Our small board aims to grow over the next few years, and will expand to include next generation members of the Howland family, as well as members of the broader community.
Kate Grundy joined The Devonshire Foundation in 2014. She also serves as the Vice President of Foundation Services at Howland Capital Management, where she works with families and charitable foundation clients to address a range of philanthropic needs. Prior to joining The Devonshire Foundation, Kate served as a consultant with the Social Innovation Forum. She has also worked in fundraising and organizational management at Rosie’s Place and at the National Center on Family Homelessness. She graduated with a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Kate serves on the board of Philanthropy Massachusetts. She lives in Newton with her husband and two sons.
Kayla Wiggin joined The Devonshire Foundation in 2019. In her role as Grants Manager, she oversees the information systems key to the foundation’s day-to-day operations. She also supports additional long-term projects and initiatives. Kayla most recently worked at Santander Bank as a program manager in Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, she was a program officer at the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Kayla graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in government and sociology.
Kayla lives in Belmont with her husband and three young sons.
Weston “Tony” Howland III is the Chairman & CEO of Howland Capital Management, where he also serves as a trustee and portfolio manager. Tony joined Howland Capital in 1984 after working for C.T. Bowring, Lloyds of London, and Atlantic Mutual Insurance. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston.
Tony serves on the boards of the Social Innovation Forum, YouthConnect, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Manomet. He and his wife, Sue, live in Lincoln and have three grown children. They enjoy pursuing outdoor activities including fishing, horseback riding, sailing and skiing. Tony is also an avid beekeeper.
Charles E. Clapp III is the President of Howland Capital Management, where he focuses on portfolio management and estate planning. Charlie joined Howland Capital in 1991 after working for Eagle Investment Associates and Drexel Burnham Lambert. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington, an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management, and is a CFA charterholder.
Charlie serves on the board of National Advisors Trust Company and on the Finance Committee of YW Boston. He is a 25 year rider in the Pan-Mass Challenge, as well as an avid backcountry skier, sailor, and rower, having won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics.
Susan joined the Board in 2022. She has owned three different businesses and most recently founded Westchester Senior Home Care, which focuses on creative and comprehensive care of the elderly. During her years living in New Hampshire, she served on the board of the Squam Lakes Association, and she has done volunteer work with incarcerated women and with Hospice.
Susan is a graduate of Smith College (BA and MSW) and has three grown children. She lives in Pound Ridge, NY with her husband Ken. Susan enjoys all outdoor activities – especially those involving water.