Philanthropy Roundtable is pleased to announce that Cason Carter was recently elected as the newest member of its board of directors. Carter is the head of public affairs at Citadel, one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers, and Citadel Securities, a leading global market maker. He is responsible for public policy strategies and philanthropic initiatives for both firms as well as Citadel Founder and CEO Ken Griffin.
“We are honored to add Cason Carter to the Philanthropy Roundtable Board of Directors as we work to build a strong and vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society,” said Elise Westhoff, president and CEO of Philanthropy Roundtable. “Cason is a seasoned advisor, and we are grateful that he will lend us his public policy and philanthropic expertise.”
Prior to joining Citadel, Carter was the head of external affairs at a publicly traded energy firm. He also previously practiced as an attorney specializing in complex business litigation and served as an elected city councilor in Tulsa, Okla.
“Cason’s commitment to philanthropy and his public policy experience will be a great asset to the Roundtable as we cultivate a community of donors who seek to advance the ideals of freedom,” said Rick Graber, chairman of Philanthropy Roundtable’s Board of Directors. “We look forward to his contributions and perspectives, which will help us move our mission forward even more effectively.”
Carter is an advocate for pediatric cancer research. He serves on the boards of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute and Curesearch for Children’s Cancer and is a trustee of the Scott Carter Foundation.
Philanthropy Roundtable is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant American philanthropic movement that strengthens our free society. To achieve this vision, the Roundtable pursues a mission to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom and help donors to advance liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.