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March 18, 2016

New Fundraiser at the Jewish Board; Harvard Art Museums Get a New Director

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Beth Nathanson, new chief development officer at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Beth Nathanson has joined the Jewish Board as its chief development officer.

She joins the social-service nonprofit after serving two years as director of individual giving/capital campaign at 92nd Street Y, the Jewish cultural and community center that in 2012 co-founded Giving Tuesday. Before that, she held a fundraising position at Playwrights Horizons, a theater that focuses on contemporary American works.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

Marc-Olivier Wahler, founding director of the Chalet Society in Paris, was named director of the museum.

Harvard Art Museums

Martha Tedeschi, deputy director of art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago, was named director.

Lutheran Social Services of New York

David Benke, former president of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, was named chief executive.

Other notable appointments:

Diana Aviv, chief executive of Feeding America and former chief executive of Independent Sector, was named distinguished visiting practitioner and visiting fellow at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Helena Monteiro, executive director of Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support, plans to step down.

Joy Shigaki, senior director of advancement at Episcopal Relief & Development, will be director of development at the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.


Ralph Larsen, former trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and retired chairman and chief executive of Johnson & Johnson, died on March 9 in Naples, Fla. He was 77.

Alfred Mann, a health-care entrepreneur and major donor, died on February 25 in Las Vegas. He was 90. His big gifts included $200 million in 1998 to establish bioengineering institutes at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles; $100 million in 2004 to create a similar center at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa; and $70 million in 2013 to the Nevada Community Foundation.

William Rowe, founder of Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free meals to people living with serious illnesses, died on February 16 in Chicago. He was 89.

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