Charles Mitchell

Charles F. Mitchell is President & CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Charles grew up in Delaware County and is a graduate of Pennsylvania's public schools. He and his wife have been financial supporters of the Commonwealth Foundation for many years and returned to the Keystone State in 2010 at the request of Matt Brouillette. In 2014, Charles had the honor of accepting State Policy Network's Overton Award on behalf of the CF team.

In addition to his CF responsibilities, Charles serves as an elder of his family's church, New Covenant Fellowship of Greater Harrisburg, as well as CEO of Keystone Community Action, treasurer of the Fairness Center, and on the boards of a number of other organizations impacting the future of our nation, including Keystone Community Hope and Americans for Fair Treatment.

Charles has spent his career in the liberty 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. He is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program, the Mackinac Center's Leadership Conference, and the Claremont Institute's Publius Fellowship and has appeared in print and broadcast media across our commonwealth and country.

Charles earned a B.A. at Bucknell University, where he appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and, more importantly, met the woman who became Mrs. Mitchell. He, his wife, and their three daughters live in the Harrisburg area with a very faithful Subaru, which Charles drives tens of thousands of miles per year to share the message of freedom with fellow Pennsylvanians.

Recent Research

Keystone Criminal Justice Reform

JULY 19, 2016 | Commentary by CHARLES MITCHELL, J. C. WATTS

Tom Smith: A Patriot and Friend

OCTOBER 17, 2015 | Feature by CHARLES MITCHELL

Handouts Hurting Poor, Help Up a Better Way


Recent Blog Posts

They're Complaining Because We're Convincing

DECEMBER 9, 2014

posted by CHARLES MITCHELL | 02:43 PM | Comments

Who's Strangling Whom?

AUGUST 7, 2013

posted by CHARLES MITCHELL | 10:44 AM | Comments

New York? Fuhgeddaboudit. Lansing!

DECEMBER 7, 2012

posted by CHARLES MITCHELL | 11:09 AM | Comments