Charles F. Mitchell is Vice President and COO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives.
Charles grew up in Delaware County and is a graduate of Pennsylvania's public schools. He has been a financial supporter of the Commonwealth Foundation for many years and returned to the Keystone State in 2010 to join its staff. Charles has spent his career in the freedom movement, with stints at the Heritage Foundation and American Council of Trustees and Alumni in Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in Philadelphia.
Charles is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program, the Mackinac Center's Leadership Conference, and the Claremont Institute's Publius Fellowship Program. His writings have appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, thePhiladelphia Inquirer, the Allentown Morning Call and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others, and he has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, National Public Radio, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Charles earned a B.A. at Bucknell University, where he appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and, more importantly, met his wife, Charissa. Charles and Charissa live in the Mechanicsburg area with their daughters, Adeline and Sophia. During the rare moments in which they are not changing diapers, it is their privilege to serve their church, New Covenant Fellowship, in various capacities.