Richard Price, Chase Foundation

TITLE: Director

FOCUS AREAS: Public schools, youth, college institutions, children and families, people with disabilities, senior citizens, community development  

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PROFILE: Richard Price has been the director of the Chase Foundation in New Mexico since 2006. His professional bio shares:

The Chase Foundation hired Richard Price in 2006 as the director of the Chase Foundation. He was previously Executive Director of The Artesia Chamber of Commerce for 11 years in leading the organization through a multitude of projects instrumental to the success of the organization. Richard is a graduate of Artesia High school and a Business Administration and Marketing Degree from Eastern New Mexico University. He is married to wife Cody with children, Taylor, Brian, Kevin, Connor, Caleb and Callie. Richard has been active on the community level with The City of Artesia Planning and Zoning Board, Greater Artesia Economic Development Corporation, Artesia Vocational Training Center Board of Director and United Way Chairman.

Joanne Pasternack, 49ers Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Underserved youth, STEM education

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PROFILE:  Based in Santa Clara, California, Joanne Pasternack is the executive director of the 49ers Foundation and has been with the team since June 2008. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and George Washington University, where she has taught courses about philanthropic event management and partnerships in sports.  

Previously, Pasternack was the vice president and founder of the Mountain View Police Department and a senior analyst for the City of Mountain View.

Her bio shares:

Joanne Pasternack is in her ninth season with the 49ers and currently serves as Vice President and Executive Director of Community Relations and the 49ers Foundation for the San Francisco 49ers. In this role, she oversees all community relations functions for the team, creating and managing high visibility programs based on the 49ers objectives and areas of focus, leveraging the power of community involvement to share the importance of respect and its central role in helping young people become outstanding community citizens. As VP of Community, Joanne works with the NFL, non-profit and corporate partners, publicity/media, and supervises and organizes gameday and training camp events, youth football programs, and all player, coach, ownership, and staff community service activities. In 2015, 100% of players participated in one or more community events, contributing – along with alumni players and ownership – over 700 hours of service. In her role with the Foundation, she works with team ownership to facilitate signature fundraising events and the donation of funds to non-profits that support the Foundation’s mission of keeping kids “Safe, on Track and in School.” In 2015, the Foundation donated $4 million to Bay Area charities, including $1 million to expand the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, and has donated $34.6 million since its inception in 1991.

In recognition of their tremendous commitment to philanthropy, the San Francisco 49ers were named the 2015 Beyond Sport International Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Sports Organization and were the 2013 winners of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Steve Patterson Award for Sports Philanthropy. They were also finalists for the ESPN Humanitarian Sport Team of the Year (2015) and actively supported Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin in his successful 2015 campaign for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Gladys Washington, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

TITLE: Program Director  

FOCUS AREAS: Economic opportunity, democracy & civic engagement, and supportive policies & institutions

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PROFILE: Gladys Washington is the program director at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. She has been with the foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since January 1999.

Her professional bio shares:

Gladys leads the Program Team in planning and learning on public policy grantmaking, and she supervises network officer, communications officer, program associate and grants manager activities. Gladys also oversees grants and PRIs in Gulf Coast Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Delta. Before coming to the Babcock Foundation, Gladys was a program officer for the Coastal Community Foundation in Charleston, South Carolina.

Her Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University profile shares the following:

Gladys Krigger Washington is the Program Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a private family foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Babcock Foundation helps people and places across the southeastern United States to move up and out of poverty and to achieve greater social and economic justice. The Foundation supports organizations and networks working in low-wealth communities that are poised to expand their scale of impact and are working across race, ethnic, economic, and political differences to build just and caring communities.
Gladys works with Babcock applicants and grantees in the Gulf Coast and Delta regions of the South. She has directed the Foundation’s programs in grassroots leadership development and community problem solving. Before coming to the Babcock Foundation, Gladys was a Program Officer for the Community Foundation Serving Coastal South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

You can learn more about her background and perspective in her Black Gives Back interview from 2012.

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Kim Kowalke, The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

TITLE: President and CEO

FUNDING AREAS: Music, Theater

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PROFILE: Kim H. Kowalke is the President and CEO of the Board of Trustees for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. His bio on the foundation's website shares:

Kim H. Kowalke is Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music and Professor of Music and Chair of the College Music Department of the University of Rochester, where he also holds the Richard L. Turner endowed professorship in the humanities. He is the author or editor of dozens of articles and four books, including Speak Low: The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, listed as a New York Times notable book of 1996 and one of the London Financial Times "best books of the year." He is a five-time winner of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music and the recipient of two Irving Lowens Awards for the best articles on American music published in 1995 and 1997. Kowalke received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1977 and since Lotte Lenya's death in 1981 has served as President of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music in New York. He is the founding member of the Editorial Board of the Kurt Weill Edition. He is the recipient of the University of Rochester's Goergen Award for distinguished achievement and artistry in undergraduate teaching. He has music directed more than fifty musical theater productions, including Street Scene and There Once Was a Girl Named Jenny for Eastman Opera Theater.

Jason Leppin, The Actuarial Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: STEM education, K-12 education, financial literacy

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PROFILE: Jason Leppin joined The Actuarial Foundation as its Executive Director in 2015. The foundation's announcement of his hiring shared:

Jason Leppin, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CRFE), brings more than 10 years of non-profit management and leadership experience to The Actuarial Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as the Vice President of the JourneyCare Foundation, one of the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care organizations in the Chicagoland area. During his tenure, JourneyCare Foundation’s assets grew from $10M to $14M. He successfully implemented several community engagement programs, including; The Grateful Family & Friends program which allowed patient families to thank caregivers, the Youth Advisory Board, which connected high school students with the mission of JourneyCare, and the Planned Giving Advisory Council, which provided educational resources to Foundation staff and donors. Jason had this to say about leading The Actuarial Foundation, “I look forward to continuing to serve and partner with many different supporters and friends. I am dedicated to this sector because it provides vital math and financial literacy enrichment to our community. The Actuarial Foundation plays a key role in supporting and developing teachers, students and the actuarial profession.”

Jason is a 1997 graduate of Illinois State University, and he enjoys spending time with his wife Annie and his daughters Isabel and Lucy.

Rick Luftglass, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

TITLE: Executive Director  

FOCUS AREAS: Education, the arts, healthy food, economic development

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PROFILE: Rick Luftglass is the executive director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. He has been with the fund since March 2011 and previously worked as a consultant for Philanthropy Strategy Consulting. He has been the chairman and part of the board of directors of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance for over 23 years.

Luftglass’ LinkedIn summary shares:

Seasoned philanthropy professional with background in foundations, corporate philanthropy, nonprofits
- Programmatic expertise includes health care, education, arts/culture and community development
- Scope includes grantmaking, strategy, operations, budgeting, governance, management, communications, partnership development, government relations

Specialties: Foundations, corporate philanthropy and nonprofits:
- Programmatic expertise includes health care, education, arts/culture and community development.
- Foundation leadership, governance, legal/regulatory, budgeting, operations
- Board support
- Strategic planning for philanthropy
- Community Engagement

His foundation bio shares:

Rick Luftglass is a seasoned philanthropy professional who has worked in the private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. He began his career in New York City cultural nonprofits, with a particular focus on jazz and immigrant cultures, received an MBA at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and spent 16 years at Pfizer, where he served as Executive Director of the Pfizer Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Engagement. Mr. Luftglass has served as a consultant for private foundations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and as a grants reviewer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods and the Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods initiatives, which are part of the White House's flagship neighborhood revitalization strategy.

Mr. Luftglass' passion is in urban issues - appreciating the vitality, diversity and rich assets of cities and developing solutions for the problems that affect them. His areas of interest include health care, education, community and economic development, affordable housing, urban history, arts and immigrant communities. He is particularly attuned to collaborative strategies that address multiple issues, engage multiple sectors and foster comprehensive community change.

In addition to grantmaking, Mr. Luftglass has worked on public/private partnerships and engaged with community and elected representatives at the city, state and federal levels. He led the ramp-up of Pfizer's Community Health Advocacy, a novel strategy to partner with community-based, multicultural and faith-based organizations to advance public policy issues of mutual interest, and worked on Pfizer's neighborhood revitalization initiatives in Williamsburg/Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, which was home to the company for more than 150 years.

Mr. Luftglass is co-chair of Philanthropy New York's foundation CEO Roundtable and a past member of the board, and has served on the Corporate Advisory Committee of the Council on Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Conference Board's Contributions Council, and as chair of the Contributions Advisory Group, a professional association in New York City  He also serves as President of the board of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and is chair of Economic Development for Brooklyn's Community Board 6.

Read the New York City Food Policy Center’s interview with Luftglass to learn more about his background and perspective.

Michelle Bae, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

TITLE: Program Associate  

FOCUS AREAS: Education, the arts, healthy food, economic development

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PROFILE: Michelle Bae has been a program associate at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund since 2014. She has also been a recent social innovation fellow with StartingBloc. Prior to joining the fund, Bae worked as a program assistant at the Nathan Cummings Foundation and also at the Asian/American Center at Queens College. She was a Type-1 Diabetes program intern at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in New York as well.

Her foundation bio shares:

Michelle joined the Illumination Fund in March 2014. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing a wide range of programmatic, administrative, and communications duties to support ongoing and new programs, grants, and other foundation activities. Michelle is committed to supporting grantmaking initiatives that effectively improve current public policies to promote sustainable communities, particularly for underserved groups. 

Prior to joining the Illumination Fund, Michelle worked at the Nathan Cummings Foundation as a Program Assistant in the Ecological Innovation and Contemplative Practice Programs. She also worked at the Asian/American Center at Queens College; and interned at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in their Type 1 Diabetes Program. Michelle received her B.A. in History from Creighton University.

Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Foundation

TITLE: President

FUNDING AREAS: Youth development, education, health, family, violence prevention

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PROFILE: Fran Inman is President of the Majestic Realty Foundation, as well as Senior Vice President on the corporate side. Her bio on Majestic Realty's website shares:

Fran Inman, Senior Vice President, has worked as part of the Majestic Realty team for more than two decades. In addition to overseeing the government relations work for the company, Fran also serves as the founding President of the Majestic Realty Foundation.

Recognized as a national leader in the transportation sector for her work on the global supply chain, she serves as a member of the California Transportation Commission. Inman also serves on the highly acclaimed National Freight Advisory Committee that reports directly to the US Secretary of Transportation and on the California Freight Efficiency Task Force. In addition to her numerous awards and honors for her work in these areas, Fran was recently awarded Visionary Business Leader of the Year at the region’s Mobility 21 summit.

A civic and philanthropic leader, she serves and has served on a diverse range of business, economic development and transportation boards and organizations throughout the region. Fran holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA in Finance from Cal State Fullerton.

Lori Mitchell, The Lawrence Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Environment, education, disaster relief, social services

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PROFILE: Lori Mitchell is Executive Director of The Lawrence Foundation. Her biography on the foundation's website shares:

Lori is co-founder and Vice President of Common Grant Application - a project of Oceanpeak and Executive Director of The Lawrence Foundation. The Lawrence Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants to non-profit environmental, education, health, human services and other causes. Lori has managed over 9,000 grant applications and $4.4 million of grants for the foundation. Prior to The Lawrence Foundation, Lori worked at Trillium Digital Systems where she served in Web development, senior administrative and marketing roles. Lori received a bachelor's degree in Art History from The University of Colorado at Denver in 1992.

Diane Troth, The Lawrence Foundation

TITLE: Trustee

FUNDING AREAS: Environment, education, disaster relief, social services

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PROFILE: Diane Troth is one of two Trustees of The Lawrence Foundation. Her biography on the foundation's website shares:

Diane Troth held engineering development positions with the Aerospace Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, and McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Diane received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in engineering from the UCLA in 1980 and 1981 respectively.

Jeff Lawrence, The Lawrence Foundation

TITLE: Founder and Trustee

FUNDING AREAS: Environment, education, disaster relief, social services

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PROFILE: Jeff Lawrence is the Founder and a Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation. His biography on the foundation's website shares:

Jeff is co-founder and President of the Common Grant Application - a project of Oceanpeak; founder, President & CEO of Clivia Systems; founder and Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation; and Director of Guidance Software. Clivia Systems provides business and technology advisory services. The Lawrence Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants to non-profit environmental, education, health, human services and other causes. The foundation has made grants of almost $3 million since its inception. Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) provides software to government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations. Formerly, Jeff served as Chief Technology Officer of Intel's Network Communications Group and previously, he was co-founder and President & CEO of Trillium Digital Systems (which was acquired by Intel in 2000 for $300 million). Trillium developed and licensed communications software to telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Jeff has over 25 years of experience in the development of software, hardware, and systems for the wireless, broadband, Internet, and telephone network. Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1979. Jeff was co-recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year award and the UCLA School of Engineering’s Professional Achievement award. Jeff sits on a number of advisory boards and writes and speaks on technology, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, economics, and ethics.

Cynthia Smith, Ph.D., Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

TITLE: Service Area Liaison  

FOCUS AREAS: Literacy, the environment, nonprofit capacity, women in philanthropy, community building, arts and culture, education, health, human services, religious organizations

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PROFILE: Cynthia Smith is the service area liaison at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. She has also served as the foundation's VP for Grantmaking and Community Leadership.

Smith is your best point of contact if you’re interested in the foundation’s giving circles, which are very female-focused. She is based in the Savannah, Georgia, area. You can learn more about Dr. Smith on the 843TV/WHHI-TV news interviews published in both February 2015 and February 2016.

Debbie Cahoon, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

TITLE: Grantmaking and Scholarships Administrator

FOCUS AREAS: Literacy, the environment, nonprofit capacity, women in philanthropy, community building, arts and culture, education, health, human services, religious organizations

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PROFILE: Debbie Cahoon is the grantmaking and scholarships administrator at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry in South Carolina. She is from Farmington, New Mexico. Cahoon previously worked as a controller at Razor Construction, Inc. for the bulk of her career. She also worked as a photomicrographer and quality control specialist at Bipsy Diagnostics for over two years.

She began pursuing a career in petroleum engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, but switched to accounting and attended Columbia College. More recently, she has been attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort to pursue business administration and management.  

Her LinkedIn summary shares the following information:

Many years of experience in accounting and administrative functions coupled with several years of quality control, customer service and retail sales creates either a very adaptable and open minded employee OR one who is always looking for new challenges and experiences. I find myself seeing both on a daily basis!

To learn more about Cahoon’s perspective and approach to local philanthropy, watch the 843TV/WHHI-TV interview with her from September 2015. Personal interests include North American art and craftsmanship, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Denise K. Spencer, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

TITLE: President and CEO

FOCUS AREAS: Literacy, the environment, nonprofit capacity, women in philanthropy, community building, arts and culture, education, health, human services, religious organizations

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PROFILE: Denise K. Spencer is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. This is a position she’s held since July 2006. She previously worked as the president and CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation for 12 years. A previous 13-year position was at Central Michigan University, most recently as the manager of Midland programs.

She shares the following information on her LinkedIn profile summary:

With few exceptions, my career has been spent in the nonprofit and education sectors. I learned early that I prefer not to take my "helping coat" on and off, and I love spending my life wearing that coat. I believe strongly in the nonprofit arena, and I enjoy my work with the Community Foundation because it allows me to continue to provide support for the sector in many ways. I also love writing and am able to use that skill both for the Community Foundation and for some projects of my own, and I do a lot of work with nonprofit boards in support of their governance and planning issues.

Specialties: Nonprofit management, nonprofit governance and strategic planning, policy development, writing and editing (articles, speeches, grants, etc.).

Spencer received a BS in biology and psychology from Central Michigan University and a certificate/fellowship for the Michigan Political Leadership Program from Michigan State University. Personal interests include reading, writing, "being there" for friends and family, spirituality and church life, and giving back. She’s also a freelance writer who is in the process of writing several books.

Spencer is the staff member that mostly writes for the foundation’s blog. You can learn more about her perspective and approach to local grantmaking in these blog entries. She has a personal blog called Equilibrium, although it hasn’t been updated since 2011.

Jason Rochelle, Golden LEAF Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Children, health, economic development

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PROFILE: Jason Rochelle is one of several program officers at the Golden LEAF Foundation. He has been with the funder since February 2016 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He previously worked for the Down East Partnership for Children as its program development manager for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked as the regional director for ResCare for six years.

Rochelle holds a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a MA in general/theoretical psychology from Appalachian State University. Several years ago, he completed an 18-month leadership training program funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation called Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders.

Marquis A. Crews, Golden LEAF Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Community economic development

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PROFILE: Marquis A. Crews is one of several program officers at the Golden LEAF Foundation. He has been in this position since January 2015 and previously worked as the grants manager for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. He also spent over four years at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center as a CDC program coordinator and grant manager for physical infrastructure.

Crews LinkedIn summary shares:

My goal is to become a factor in the Community Economic Development arena in the parts of North Carolina that are dear to me in order to lay down a better foundation for future generations

Specialties: Team work, coalition building, problem solving

Other prior work experience includes the Vitamin Shoppe, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Wendy’s International. He received a BS in business administration from Fayetteville State University and a MPA in public administration from NC Central University.

Barbara Baker Smith, Golden LEAF Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Behavioral health, student affairs, academic and personal counseling

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PROFILE: Barbara Baker Smith is one of several program officers at the Golden LEAF Foundation. She has been in this position since June 2008 and has the following experience:

  • Provide direct support for implementation of grant programs and
    special initiatives
  • Coordinate grant monitoring and compliance activities
  • Process interim and final reports of payments and accountability
  • Conduct research and collect economic and community impact
    data to meet deadlines
  • Evaluate proposals submitted for grant consideration and
    compose proposal summaries
  • Conduct program oversight to insure project progress and
    achievement of goals
  • Participate in outreach and other program related activities
  • Build and foster positive relationships with grantees and potential
    grantees.

Her LinkedIn profile provides the following summary:

Program Officer for a non-profit grantmaking foundation. Career experience includes grant monitoring and oversight. Well-versed in the areas of Student Affairs, academic counseling, personal counseling and behavioral health; experienced in grant administration, monitoring and financial oversight. Extensive experience assisting first-generation college students and their support systems with achieving postsecondary goals. Compassionate and authentic with the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with people from diverse social, educational and economic backgrounds.

Smith was also an employee assistance counselor and a behavioral health specialist at Nash Health Care Systems. She also worked as a counselor at Edgecombe Community College. She earned a BA in psychology from NC Central University and a MA in counselor education from NC State University.

Josh Miller, Jim Joseph Foundation

TITLE:  Chief Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Jewish education

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PROFILE: Josh Miller is the chief program officer and previously served as a senior program director and a senior program officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. He has been with the foundation since March 2008. Before this, he worked as a nonprofit consultant for the Professionals Leaders Project. Miller’s JJF bio shares:

Josh Miller is a Senior Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. In addition to managing a portfolio of major grants, Josh also oversees the Foundation's multi-year effort to develop and invest in new models for community-based Jewish education for teens through a joint collaboration with local and national funding partners. Josh's areas of interest include the development of effective multi-funder partnerships, strategic investment in organizational capacity building for the Foundation's grantees, and evaluating collective impact initiatives.

Josh brings direct field expertise to the Foundation's grantmaking work from his fifteen years as an experiential educator, community builder and social entrepreneur in a range of settings. Josh holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Brown University. When he isn’t working, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons hiking, biking, cooking, making music, and volunteering at his kids' schools.

In 2014, Miller won the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award for being an outstanding young Jewish foundation professional. Or view his power point presentation for the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California. Read his Grant Craft blog post, “Shared Measurement Tools for Jewish Education: Could It Happen?” to learn more about his approach to philanthropy.

Michael MacDowell, The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

TITLE: Managing Director

FUNDING AREAS: Financial literacy

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PROFILE: Dr. Michael A. MacDowell is the Managing Director of The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation. In 2013, he retired as President of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania after serving in that role for 15 years. Upon the announcement of his retirement plans from the university, The Citizens' Voice shared the following about MacDowell:

Before becoming Misericordia's 12th president, MacDowell was a vice president at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. from 1989-1998, and also served as president of the National Council on Economic Education in New York City for 12 years. . .

MacDowell's leadership positions included the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Colleges and Universities and the Northeast Pennsylvania Boy Scout Council. . .

MacDowell was a founder of the Back Mountain Community Partnership, an award-winning cooperative organization consisting of Dallas Borough and Dallas, Franklin, Jackson, Kingston and Lehman townships.

Deborah F. Ching, Cathay Bank Foundation

TITLE: Co-Chairman

FUNDING AREAS: Financial literacy, housing, mental health, public health, workforce development, K-12 education, college readiness, literacy, community development

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PROFILE: Deborah F. Ching is Co-Chairman of the Cathay Bank Foundation (sharing the duty with Peter Wu, who also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President). Ching's bio for Center for Courage & Renewal, another board on which she serves, reads:

Deborah F. Ching, M.P.A., is principal of the Nonprofit Consulting Group, providing organizational development, training and leadership transition services to the nonprofit sector. Over her career, she has served as executive director and CEO of organizations providing health and human services, as well as philanthropic organizations. In addition to her consulting practice, she teaches nonprofit management in the Master in Public Administration program at California State University, Northridge. She has served on numerous boards, civic committees and commissions. Currently, she is on the board of the Cathay Bank Foundation, and a member of the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission of the California State Bar. She holds a B.A. from U.C. Los Angeles and an M.P.A. from the University of Southern California.