August 19, 2016

Fidelity Charitable and Enactus Get New Leaders


Rachael Jarosh is the new chief executive of Enactus, an international group that helps students start entrepreneurial projects to address social problems.


Rachael Jarosh was named president and chief executive of Enactus, an international organization that helps students create entrepreneurial endeavors aimed at improving social problems. She succeeds Alvin Rohrs, who in April announced his intention to retire.

Ms. Jarosh previously served as president of the Pentair Foundation and led global corporate communications for Pentair, the manufacturing company.

Fidelity Charitable

Pamela Norley, executive president for enterprise talent and relationships groups for Fidelity Investments and co-chair of Fidelity’s community committee for corporate citizenship, was named president. She succeeds Amy Danforth, who is moving to a different job with Fidelity Investments, the charity’s for-profit affiliate.

Independent Sector

Victor Reinoso, an entrepreneur and former deputy mayor for education for Washington, D.C., has been named chief operating officer.

Reading Is Fundamental

Alicia Levi, vice president for education at the Public Broadcasting Service, was named president and chief executive of the children’s literacy organization. She succeeds Carol Rasco, who is retiring after 15 years with the organization.

Other notable appointments:

Kevin Callaghan, program officer at the Foundation for Newark’s Future, was named philanthropic liaison by the City of Newark and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.

Diane Fitzgerald national director of the RPM Foundation, was named its president.

Pauline Fong and Romanita Hairston were both named program directors at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Ms. Fong previously served as regional director for the northwestern states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington at InterVarsity. Ms. Hairston previously served as vice president of World Vision U.S.

Alix Hobbs, president and chief executive of Heal the Bay, was named president and chief executive of the Crystal Cove Alliance.

John Lipp, national director and associate vice president for volunteer engagement of JDRF, formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, was named chief executive of the California CASA Association.

Susan Bass Roberts, executive director of the Best Buy Foundation, was named vice president and executive director of the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Jai Winston, an associate of strategy and corporate development in the office of the chairman at Ariel Investments, was named director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s St. Paul, Minn., program.


Arthur Sussman, former vice president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and former general counsel at the University of Chicago, died August 10 in Chicago due to complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 73.

As vice president at the MacArthur Foundation from 2001 to 2011, Mr. Sussman helped to shape the foundation’s grant making in support of human rights and international justice, biodiversity preservation, and arts and culture in Chicago.

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