June 05, 2015

People in Philanthropy: High Line Co-Founder to Run World Monuments Fund

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Joshua David, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, will take over as president of the World Monuments Fund in November.
Joshua David, who co-founded an organization that helped create the High Line, a park built along abandoned elevated train tracks in New York, has been named to lead World Monuments Fund, an organization dedicated to preserving architectural and cultural landmarks around the world. He starts in November and will be only the third president in the 50-year-old charity’s history, replacing Bonnie Burnham, who is retiring after 30 years at the helm.

As president of Friends of the High Line, Mr. David helped build public support and raise money for the park, which opened in sections from 2009 to 2014 and now sees 6.2 million visitors annually.

Mr. David and his co-founder, Robert Hammond, began work on the High Line Project in 1999. The many years spent working with architects and preservationists made Mr. David a strong candidate for his new job, said Ms. Burnham in a statement. "Josh’s ability to marry collaborative restoration with community engagement makes him an excellent choice to lead World Monuments Fund into the 21st century," she said.

Doctors Without Borders
Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders USA


Bert Brandenburg, executive director of Justice at Stake, was named president. He starts on August 31.

Doctors Without Borders

Jason Cone, communications director for the organization, has been named executive director of its U.S. branch.

Gordon College

Paul Edwards, campaign executive director at Wycliffe Bible Translators, will start as chief development officer and senior vice president for advancement on July 1.

Jerome and Camargo Foundations

Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, will start as president on January 4.

Jerome Foundation
Ben Cameron, former Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Program Director for the Arts, who will be running the Jerome Foundation and Camargo Foundation.

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

Eric Jolly, chief executive officer of the Science Museum of Minnesota, was appointed chief executive officer. He starts in August.

National Audubon Society

Jose Carbonell, former senior vice president for marketing and communications at the U.S. Fund for Unicef, will be chief marketing officer.

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

Jerry Mathiasen, former interim chief executive officer, will lead the foundation.

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