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New additions to the Board include veteran grantmaking leaders in the areas of climate change, education, the arts, social justice, and more
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), one of the world’s leading nonprofit philanthropic consulting services, today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. These new members are Fairfield County Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita T. James, Ford Foundation Vice President Darren Walker, Jensen Group Founder and CEO Steven Wayne, and Wolfensohn Fund Management Managing Director Adam Wolfensohn.
“Service on the Board of Directors represents one of the highest levels of commitment to our organization,” said Melissa Berman, President and CEO of RPA. “Juanita, Darren, Steve, and Adam are highly accomplished professionals in business and philanthropy and are all genuinely dedicated to RPA’s mission of cultivating thoughtful, effective giving. Their expertise will be essential as we continue our efforts to engage donors and communities.”
“Among them, Adam, Steve, Darren, and Juanita have profound knowledge and experience in everything from public education reform to affordable housing to the arts to global programming and so much more,” said Kevin P. A. Broderick, Chair of the Board. “Given RPA’s wide-ranging work and expertise, we’re very appreciative that each new board member will be able to contribute to RPA’s mission in a unique way.”
The new members of RPA’s Board of Directors are:
In March, the Board of Directors will gather at RPA’s Chicago offices for its first meeting of 2013. At that meeting, the staff and board will participate in a program that will honor RPA’s 10-year anniversary.
For a complete list of RPA’s current board members, please visit http://rockpa.org/page.aspx?pid=289.
For more information about RPA, please visit http://www.rockpa.org.
About Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages nearly $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, it traces its antecedents to John D. Rockefeller, Sr., who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its only mission, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and as a whole has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. The organization’s diverse staff of nearly 40 is led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across multiple issue areas. RPA celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2012. For more information, visit RPA’s website at http://www.rockpa.org.
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