February 05, 2016

New Top Fundraisers at the Barnes Foundation and San Francisco’s Jewish Federation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nina McNeely Diefenbach, the new deputy director of advancement at the Barnes Foundation.

Barnes Foundation

Nina McNeely Diefenbach, vice president for institutional advancement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was appointed deputy director of advancement at the Barnes Foundation.

Ms. Diefenbach, a 34-year veteran of the Met, starts her new position at the Barnes Foundation in April. In addition to working to expand membership for the foundation’s art museum, she will work to improve the organization’s public profile. The foundation created by Albert Barnes became the subject of a years-long courts battle when its leaders officials sought to move the collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces from suburban Philadelphia to its current gallery in the city’s downtown. The controversy became the topic of a pair of documentaries that gave voice to the debate’s opposing sides.

Art Institute of Chicago

James Rondeau, the Dittmer chair and curator of modern and contemporary art, was named president and director.

Energy Vision

Matthew Tomich, vice president, was promoted to president.

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, chief of organizational excellence for the United States Olympic Committee, will be chief executive.

Municipal Art Society

Gina Pollara, former executive director of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, was named president.

Phi Theta Kappa

Lynn Tincher-Ladner, interim executive director, was named chief executive.

Single Stop USA

Christy Reeves, interim chief executive, will be chief executive.

Other notable changes:

Aimee Argel, former director of development for the University of Michigan Health System, was appointed associate vice president for development at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Paul Burke, executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, will retire on July 1.

John Perry, senior associate dean of advancement for the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, was appointed chief development officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Mark Sidel, professor of law and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation visiting chair on community foundations at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Joy Sisisky, executive director of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, will be chief philanthropy officer at the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.


Irwin Rosenthal, co-founder of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, died on February 2. He was 87.

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