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Germany’s Felix Oldenburg appointed chair of European donor network

21 June 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

The new chair of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) will be Felix Oldenburg, secretary general of the German Association of Foundations. Oldenburg takes over from Spanish foundation association chief, Rosa Gallego, who served for eight years. DAFNE is a growing network of 25 national associations and donors forums across Europe, with a collective membership of over 7,500 foundations, which aims to ‘encourage dialogue and collaboration among the national associations,’ according to their website. …

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Massimo Lapucci appointed chair of the European Foundation Centre

2 June 2017
Alliance magazine

Massimo Lapucci has been appointed chair of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the Brussels-based umbrella body for European foundations. He was nominated unanimously today in Warsaw at EFC’s annual conference. The conference, which hosted more than 500 philanthropic representatives from around the globe, began on May 31st and ended this afternoon with the election of the new chair. Lapucci succeeds Ewa Kulik-Bielinska, who held the position since 2014. Lapucci currently holds the position of secretary …

Open Society Foundations appoints Caroline Anstey chief operations officer

3 May 2017
Alliance magazine

The human rights-focused philanthropic network, Open Society Foundations, announced the appointment of Caroline Anstey, formerly of USB and World Bank, …

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New board chair and leadership at Council on Foundations

2 May 2017
Alliance magazine

Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, has announced a new chair and vice chair to its board …

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Rita Thapa appointed as new chair of GFCF board

24 March 2017
Alliance magazine

The Global Fund for Community Foundations has appointed Rita Thapa as the new chair of its board. She will succeed Gerry …