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April 15, 2016

New Leaders for the XPrize and LiveOnNY Foundations

X Prize Foundation
Marcus Shingles, new chief executive of the X Prize Foundation

XPrize Foundation

Marcus Shingles, a partner at Deloitte Consulting and leader of its innovation group, was appointed chief executive of the X Prize Foundation, an organization that holds global competitions to develop technology to help solve issues the world faces.

The X Prize Foundation was founded in 1995. It has held competitions to combat carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants and other industrial facilities and to improve adult literacy. Its most recently announced competition — the IBM Watson A.I. XPrize — calls for ideas that allow humans to collaborate with artificial intelligence to solve major global problems like climate change.

LiveOnNY Foundation

Heidi Evans, a communications consultant at LiveOnNY and former medical journalist at the New York Daily News, was named executive director.

Entertainment Software Association Foundation

Anastasia Staten, former vice president for philanthropic services at the American Humane Association, will be executive director.

Other notable changes:

David Brailow, vice president for academic affairs at Franklin College, was appointed vice president for development at the Council of Independent Colleges.

Kate Burgin, senior vice president and director of research and special initiatives at TDC, will be deputy director for museum advancement at the Walters Art Museum.

Vicki Clarke, director of philanthropy, will be vice president for philanthropy and development at Heifer International.

Anna Fink, who led the women’s equality program at the Wyss Foundation, was appointed vice president for philanthropy at Amalgamated Bank.

Emily Mead, director of individual and major giving at the Food Bank for New York City, will be director of development of Her Justice.

Donielle Griffin, development director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, will be director of development at the Salvation Army National Capital Area.


Marlene Johnson, chief executive of the Nafsa: Association of International Educators, will retire at the end of December.

Stephan Russo, executive director of the Goddard Riverside Community Center, will step down at the end of the year.

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