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Swiss philanthropy body appoints new managing director

8 May 2021
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SwissFoundations, the association of Swiss grantmaking foundations, has appointed Richard Brogle as its new managing director. Brogle has served as the CEO of the Drosos Foundation in Switzerland for 8 years and will join SwissFoundations on 1 June. Until Brogle takes up his post in June, the two SwissFoundations offices in Geneva and Zurich will be managed on an interim basis by Aline Freiburghaus, Head of French-speaking Switzerland, Katharina Guggi, Communications & Digital Strategy, and …

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Daniela Schwarzer named OSF Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, newly created role

4 May 2021
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The Open Society Foundations announced that Daniela Schwarzer will take on the newly created role of Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia. She will lead and bring together Open Society’s work across both regions, overseeing advocacy and grantmaking activities. ‘I am thrilled to welcome Daniela Schwarzer as our new Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia. She is one of the foremost European thought leaders and comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience,’ said …

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African Venture Philanthropy Alliance appoints five new board members

20 April 2021
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The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance has appointed five new members to its Pan-African Governing Board. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Florença Antonio Dengo, Gunilla Carlsson, Wambui Chege, and Uwa Osa-Oboh joined AVPA in February and were formally announced as board members this week. ‘We were really excited to welcome five new board members,’ said AVPA in a statement, adding that they were ‘highly competent individuals who we believe will not only add value to AVPA but also to …

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ClimateWorks President and CEO departs for Bezos Earth Fund

15 April 2021
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ClimateWorks Foundation President and CEO Charlotte Pera is stepping down from her role at the major climate intermediary to join the Bezos Earth Fund as Vice President for Strategy and Programs. The ClimateWorks Board of Directors has appointed Chris DeCardy, philanthropy consultant and former Vice President of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, to fill the role of President and CEO after Pera departs on 30 April. During Pera’s nearly nine-year tenure as President and …

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New appointments from Clean Air Fund signal ambitions for grantmaking, partnerships

5 February 2021
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The Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic organisation working globally to empower funders, researchers, policymakers and campaigners to deliver clean air …

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Carola Carazzone, Carol Mack to join Dafne as new chair and board member

23 January 2021
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Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) has announced that Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of the Italian association Assifero, will …

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ClimateWorks Foundation appoints Monica Araya as distinguished fellow

16 January 2021
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Electric mobility expert and advocate Monica Araya has been appointed a ClimateWorks Distinguished Fellow. In her new role, Araya will …

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McKnight Foundation names Tonya Allen as President

22 December 2020
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The McKnight Foundation has announced that Tonya Allen will join the Foundation as president, effective 1 March 2021. Allen comes …

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors appoints Nigeria programme director, two other executives

18 December 2020
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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has appointed three top executives – Henrietta Bankole-Olusina, programme director; Adedeji Oguntonade, payments director and Segilola Adeola, …

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Lankelly Chase announces new trustees

3 December 2020
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The Lankelly Chase Foundation has appointed five new Trustees to its Board of Directors. ‘Each brings an incredible track record …

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Saskia van den Dool appointed managing director of Adessium Foundation

23 October 2020
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The Adessium Foundation Board has appointed Saskia van den Dool as its new Managing Director and Martijn Meijer as Director …

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Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

11 September 2020
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The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate …

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Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

8 September 2020
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Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight …