Fidelity Investments Taps New Head of Social Impact
Also, the Democratizing Philanthropy Project announces its first executive director, and Steve Waldman, the co-founder of Report for America, will now lead the Rebuild Local News Coalition.
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Nageeb Sumar, vice president of philanthropic strategies at Fidelity Charitable, is now head of social impact at Fidelity Investments.
He will oversee Fidelity’s Invest in My Education program, a new $250 million commitment to prepare 50,000 Black, Latino, and other minority students for success in higher education.
Democratizing Philanthropy Project
Kina Collins will be the first executive director of this group that aims to increase donations to charitable organizations with leaders who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color.
Before running for a congressional district seat in Illinois last year, Collins founded and led the Chicago Neighborhood Alliance, which works to reduce gun violence in the city.
Sidsel Marie Kristensen, who has served on the toy company’s foundation’s board since 2020, will be its next CEO. Most recently she was general counsel at Kirkbi, the private holding and investment company for the family of Kirk Kristiansen, the billionaire founder of LEGO.
She succeeds Anne Birgitte Albrectsen, who departed in October.
Rebuild Local News Coalition
Steve Waldman, the co-founder of Report for America, will now serve as president of this group of news organizations and foundations that seek to strengthen local journalism.
Waldman helped create the coalition in 2020 during his time as president of Report for America.
More New CEOs
Awisi Bustos has been appointed CEO of the Boys & Girls Club Illinois Alliance. Most recently she was senior policy adviser to Secretary Grace Hou of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Charles Clifford, CEO of the YMCA of Pawtucket, will now serve as president and CEO of the Old Colony YMCA. He follows Vincent Marturano, who is stepping down after 30 years.
Brandon Denton will be executive director of Friends of the Children’s new chapter in Houston. Most recently he was director of My Brother’s Keeper at the Houston Health Department.
Megan Devenport, executive director at Building Bridges, has been selected as the next CEO of the Gathering Place, a Denver charity that offers services for women, transgender and nonbinary individuals, and children who live in poverty.
Helen Irving, a registered nurse who most recently served as president and CEO of the organ-donation group LiveOnNY, will be the next president and CEO of the Stephen and Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center.
Ernest Lamour, president and CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA in Bergen County, N.J., has become president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester. He replaces George Romell, who has retired after leading the group for 24 years.
Ryan Morgan, a political strategist who founded the data-analysis companies Veracity Media and PACtion Data, has been selected as CEO of the Campaign for Free College Tuition. He succeeds Morley Winograd, who will continue to serve as chairman of its Board of Directors.
Asma Naeem has been promoted from chief curator to director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. She will be its first leader of color. Naeem has served as interim co-director since June alongside Christine Dietze, the museum’s chief operating officer.
Amber Rivas, chief operating officer at St. Anne’s Family Services in Los Angeles, has been named president and CEO of Aviva Family and Children’s Services.
Kim Wirthlin has been tapped as president and chief operating officer at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. She was most recently vice president for government relations at the University of Utah and associate vice president for public affairs and marketing for the university’s health care system and health sciences, and she will report to the foundation’s CEO, Mary Beckerle. Wirthlin follows Susan Sheehan, who is retiring after 19 years.
Missouri Foundation for Health
The $1.2 billion foundation has announced three new executives.
Jill Nowak has been promoted from chief financial and administrative officer to executive vice president of impact investing.
Julie Russell has joined the foundation as chief strategy officer. Most recently she was executive vice president and head of behavioral health and wellness at Concordance.
Mark Seebeck is now chief financial and administrative officer. He has worked there since 2002, most recently as senior director of finance and administration.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Kelly Born has joined the $9 billion foundation as the inaugural director of its Democracy, Rights, and Governance program.
She was most recently director of the Cyber Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the founding director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center.
Other Notable Appointments
Keven Ambrus will join the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation on February 13 as chief financial officer, where he will oversee $197 million in assets. Currently he is chief financial officer and chief operations officer at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association.
Ferris Batie has been hired as vice president of campus operations at the New England Aquarium. Previously, he was director of facilities management for the City of Chicago’s Department of Assets, Information, and Services.
Dana Cilono has been promoted from education program officer to director of education strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. In addition, Adriana Griñó has stepped down as arts program officer. She has worked at the $581 million foundation since 2014.
Michael Criscuolo, executive director of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation at Main Line Health, has joined the Wistar Institute as vice president of development.
Shane Dunn, senior director of development and alumni relations at Brandeis International Business School, has been named chief advancement officer at Rosie’s Place.
Demetria Huntsman, former chief of staff at Raheem, has been appointed chief operating officer at YR Media, a nonprofit media group for storytellers and artists who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color.
Adam McKinney, an associate professor of dance in ballet at Texas Christian University, will be the first person of color to serve as artistic director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He starts his new role in March.
Lori Murphy, vice president of client engagement at the management consulting firm Blend360, has been appointed chief partnerships officer at Common Impact.
Michael Oko, acting head of communications at the World Resources Institute, is now vice president of communications and marketing at the Global FoodBanking Network.
David Routh is joining New Republic Partners as a managing director, where he will advise clients on philanthropic planning and gift strategies. Until last year, he served as vice chancellor for development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alexander (Sandy) Thomas, global managing partner at the global law firm Reed Smith, will become chief legal officer at Kids in Need of Defense on March 1.
Stacy Warren has been promoted from program officer to associate director of the Duke Endowment’s health care program area.
Jesse Hahnel has stepped down as executive director of the National Center for Youth Law. He has worked there for 15 years.
Lloyd Morrisett, a psychologist who brought the children’s educational series Sesame Street to public television, died on January 23 at age 93. In 1968, he co-founded the Children’s Television Workshop, which is now known as the Sesame Workshop. He then served as president of the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation from 1969 to 1998. Earlier in his career, he worked at both the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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