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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 for all, has expanded its team with the arrival of Sean Maguire as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications and Sue Wixley as Head of Communications. The Fund launched in 2019 at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit and has raised more than $50 million to date from funders focused on climate change, health, mobility …

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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 join its Board of Directors as Chair, alongside CEO of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations Carol Mack, which will also be joining Dafne’s Board as a member. The new appointments took place during the Dafne Members’ General Assembly on 21 January, in which the current Vice-Chair of Dafne – Magdalena Pekacka, Executive Director of …

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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 partner with the leading climate intermediary’s transportation team to help accelerate the shift towards 100 per cent zero-emissions road transport. ‘Monica Araya brings a wealth of experience championing local and global electric mobility strategies, working collaboratively with leaders in government, business, advocacy, and philanthropy,’ said Charlotte Pera, president and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation. ‘We are …

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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 to McKnight as a ‘distinguished leader in philanthropy’, said the Foundation in a recent statement. Most recently, she was president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation. ‘Tonya is a dynamic and innovative leader who builds on the strength of McKnight’s long family history, values, and grantmaking,’ said Noa Staryk, McKnight’s incoming board chair. ‘With her …

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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 …

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Delphine Moralis appointed first female Chief Executive of EFC

15 July 2020
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The European Foundation Centre has appointed Delphine Moralis as Chief Executive. Moralis, who will take up the position in September, …

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Access to Justice Foundation appoints Laurence Harris new Chair of Trustees

13 June 2020
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The Access to Justice Foundation has announced the appointment of Laurence Harris as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He …

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EVPA appoints Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO

10 June 2020
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The European Venture Philanthropy Association has appointed Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO. Bosurgi, currently a senior executive at Novartis, will …

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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed Wellcome Trust chair

24 May 2020
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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been appointed chair of the UK based Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s …