Michael S. Joyce, vice chairman of the board of the Philanthropy Roundtable, has announced that he will step down from the presidency of the Bradley Foundation, which he has headed for 15 years. Joyce was previously president of the Goldseker Foundation and later the John M. Olin Foundation. He is currently an informal adviser to the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives and to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson.
The Helen Bader Foundation has named Frances Klitsner Wolff of Jerusalem to its seven-member board of directors.
Independent Sector has appointed Fred Grandy, former chief executive officer of Goodwill Industries International and a former congressman from Iowa, to be a senior adviser, and Patricia Read, executive director of the Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations, to be vice president for public affairs.
The Earhart Foundation has announced the election of Ingrid A. Merikoski as corporate secretary and the election of Elayne J. Ellis as assistant secretary.
The KnowledgeWorks Foundation has elected John E. Dean, managing partner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Dean, Blakey & Moskowitz, to its board of trustees.
The Open Society Institute announced the appointment of Chipp Winston, Web officer, and Amy Weil, director of media outreach.
Terrence Meersman was named executive vice president and director of programs of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
The William E. Simon Foundation presented its first Simon Prize in Philanthropic Leadership to John Walton of the Walton Family Foundation. The first Simon Prize in Social Leadership went to Peter M. Flanigan of UBS Warburg LLC. Both prizes carry a cash reward of $250,000, donated to charity.
The James Irvine Foundation has hired several new staff members: M. Melanie Beene is the new program director in the arts; Shelby Heitman, the new communications associate; and Daliz E. Pérez-Cabezas, the new program assistant.
Larry Kirkman will leave the presidency of the Benton Foundation in July to become dean of the school of communication at American University.
Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams has been elected to the board of the Rockefeller Foundation. Williams is the 14th rector of the Anglican/Episcopal Church of the Intercession in Harlem.
Donna Grant retired at the end of April after serving for 18 years as executive director of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
James Polcaro has been appointed chief technology officer of the Enterprise Foundation.
Melissa Bonney Ratcliff, formerly in the communications department of Vice President Al Gore, is the director of communications at the Broad Foundation.
The Berks County Community Foundation has two new staff members: Richard Mappin is vice president for grantmaking and Leta Doganes is the finance assistant and scholarship administrator.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation announces that Allan Rosenfield, dean of the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has joined the foundation’s board.
Kari Schlachtenhaufen, interim president of the Skillman Foundation since May 2000, has been appointed president. She previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Phillip N. Truluck, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Heritage Foundation, has joined the think tank’s board of trustees.
Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, a professor of public and environmental affairs and philanthropic studies at Indiana University, has been named the first Efroymson professor in philanthropy at the school’s Center on Philanthropy. The chair is funded by the Indianapolis Foundation and is believed to be the first endowed chair in philanthropy in the country.
Rudolph Crew will become the director of district reform initiatives at the Stupski Family Foundation on June 1st.
Doris Perez is the new program manager at the Children, Families, and Community Initiative of the Saint Paul Foundation.
Olga Delgado is the new program officer for the Sophia Fund of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
The Council on Foundations has elected seven new members to its board: Caroline Boitano, executive director of the Bank of America Foundation; Sanford R. Cardin, executive director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Allan D. Gilmour, a trustee of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan; Ronald McKinley, a trustee of the Headwaters Fund; Penelope McPhee, vice president and chief program officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Kathryn E. Merchant, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; and Karl Stauber, president of the Northwest Area Foundation.
The Philanthropy Roundtable is pleased to announce that John P. Walters, president of the Roundtable, has been nominated by President Bush to be director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Walters was previously deputy director of the office under William J. Bennett.
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