TITLE: Director of Grants
FUNDING AREAS: Culture, education, health, and social service
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PROFILE: Before Mason Granger became a full-time Hearst philanthropist in 2008, he was a Louisiana Hearst TV news exec with a heart of gold. His JAA Fordham speaker bio shares:
Mason Granger is the director of grants of The Hearst Foundations in New York. He is the former president and general manager of WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, as well as the former executive vice president and general manager of WMC-TV and its companion radio stations, WMC-AM and WMC-FM, in Memphis.
Granger attended the University of Virginia (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.S.). Among other career experiences, he taught at Rhodes College in Memphis and served on the staff of Congressman Ed Koch prior to Koch's election as mayor of New York.
Granger is a member of the boards of directors of the National Corporate Theatre Fund and the Waterwell Theatre Company and is a former board member of the French Institute Alliance Francaise and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health, and social services. The Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives.
Since their inception in the 1940's, the Foundations have made more than 19,700 grants totaling more than $980 million.