NonProfit Times Names 2012 'Top 50' Leaders

NonProfit Times Names 2012 'Top 50' Leaders

The NonProfit Times, a leading nonprofit business publication based in Morris Plains, New Jersey, has released its fifteenth annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

The fourteen first-time P&I honorees on this year's list include Robert F. Ashcraft, executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation; Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United; Diana Campoamor, president of Hispanics in Philanthropy; Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA; Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits; James Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging; Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation; Ben Rattray, founder and CEO of Change.org; Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation; Jeff Skoll, founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation; Judy Vredenburgh, president and CEO of Girls Inc.; Ann Silverberg Williamson, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations; and Samuel Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction.

Returning to the list after appearing for the first time last year were John Griswold, executive director of the Commonfund Institute; Aaron Hurst, president and founder of the Taproot Foundation; Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF); Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something; Luz A. Vega-Marquis, president and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation; Cecile Richards, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of America; Paul Shoemaker, executive connector of Social Venture Partners, Seattle; and Ralph Smith, executive vice president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

A number of honorees also returned to the list after an absence of at least a year. They include Bill Drayton, CEO and chairman of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; Valerie Lies, president and CEO of the Donors Forum of Chicago; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Rebecca W. Rimel, president and CEO of the Pew Charitable Trusts; and Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies.

Those on the 2012 list who have appeared at least eight other times include William C. McGinly, president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, who has appeared all fifteen times; Emmett Carson, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (twelve); and Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector (ten). Other frequent honorees include Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide; Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; John H. Graham IV, president and CEO of ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership; Irv Katz, president of the National Human Services Assembly;and John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society.

For the complete list of 2012 Power and Influence Top 50 honorees, visit the NPT Web site.

Paul Clolery. "Power and Influence Top 50: Nurtured Talent Rising Up." NonProfit Times 07/31/2012.