The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that president Steven A. Schroeder will retire at the end of 2002. A national search will be led by board chairman Robert E. Campbell.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has appointed James P. Leape, executive vice president at the World Wildlife Fund, to be deputy director of the conservation program.
The Koret Foundation elected Richard C. Atkinson, president of the University of California system, and Abraham D. Sofaer, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, to the board of directors.
Rex J. Carney has been named communications director at the UN Foundation. Carney previously served as program director of international trade at Environmental Media Services, and as a press secretary for Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington.
Belinda Turner Lawrence, director of administration at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was promoted to vice president and chief administrative officer.
David K. Roger was appointed program officer at the Hillman Foundation.
Don Steffes, president of the Mingenback Foundation, has been appointed to serve as a trustee of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board.
Paul Olson, president and CEO of the Blandin Foundation, was elected board chair of the Center for Rural Policy and Development at Minnesota State University.
Mark Charendoff, vice president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, was appointed executive director of the Jewish Funders Network.
Robert Crane will step down as president of the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation to become president and CEO of the JEHT Foundation.
Kate Levin Markel is the new program officer at the McGregor Fund.
Lynn D. Luckow was named president and chief executive officer of Northern California Grantmakers, where he succeeds Caroline Tower.
Henry Wendt is the new chairman of the board at the Sonoma County Community Foundation.
The Washington Times Foundation has appointed David L. Caprara, president of the Empowerment Network, to be vice president. Kitty Wojcik has been named program officer.
Harry McFarland is the new vice president for programs at the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
David E. Homrich has been named executive vice president for finance and investments at the AMB Group, which includes the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Also, Kimberly A. Shreckengost has been named executive vice president for business development and administration.
Lucy Killea, president and CEO of the International Community Foundation, has stepped down. Richard Kiy is the new president.
Herman Art Taylor has been named director of the Better Business Bureau’s nonprofit watchdog group, the Wise Giving Alliance. Taylor is also vice chair of Independent Sector and has served on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.
The Chicago Community Trust announces a number of hires and promotions: John Chalmers, archives assistant, is the new director of library services; Mark Finke will be director of administrative accounting; Roderick Hawkins will be a communications associate; Brenda Hull, associate director of community affairs at LaSalle Bank of Chicago, will be an associate program officer; Deneen Jackson is the new director of endowment accounting; and Terry Mazany, associate superintendent for planning and data systems at the Southfield (Michigan) public school system, will be a senior program officer in education.
Jeff Perkins is the new vice president for finance and administration at the Philadelphia Foundation.
The Denver Foundation has named Tiffany Cooley a new communications officer.
The Kettering Foundation has named treasurer Brian T. Cobb to be vice president.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has appointed Andrea A. Brancato, director of communications for the House Democratic Caucus of the Michigan State legislature, to be a communications officer; Mitchell W. Hurst, a vice president of the community-development banking division in the Chicago office of Bank of America, to be communications officer for new media; and Maggie I. Jaruzel to be a communications officer as well.
IN MEMORIAM: Boisfeuillet Jones, who served on the board of directors of the Council on Foundations from 1975 to 1980, died in Atlanta on July 18th. From 1964 to 1988, Jones was president of two Woodruff family foundations. He also was president of three foundations headed by the Whitehead family from 1972 to 1988.
William Lock, executive director of the Business Development Center, died on July 25th in Milwaukee. In 1987, BDC became the first faith-based business incubator started by a church in the Midwest. Lock was also a deacon with the Community Baptist Church of Greater Milwaukee, which created Community Enterprises of Greater Milwaukee to run the development program. In September, Lock will be honored posthumously with a lifetime achievement award by the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in Washington, D.C.
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