The Connelly Foundation in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, has announced the appointment of FRAN BURNS as chief operating officer and TIM DURKIN as vice president for grantmaking. Burns has served for more than twenty years in the public sector in various leadership positions, most recently as COO of the Philadelphia School District. Prior to going to work for the district, she served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), the City’s fiscal oversight board; as a commissioner in the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I); and as executive director of the Manayunk Development Corporation. With experience in both national and local grantmaking, Durkin has spent the past seventeen years at the Pew Charitable Trusts, most recently as a senior officer in Pew’s Philadelphia Program, director of its Civic Initiatives, and as its representative on the board of the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. Prior to joining Pew, he worked as a senior consultant with the management consultancy Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that FADY ZEIDAN will join the fund as general counsel in December. An experienced legal professional with a more than thirty-year track record in international finance and development, Zeidan most recently served as deputy general counsel of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, where he led initiatives to mobilize private and public resources to increase IFC’s impact in its client countries. A Lebanese national, Zeidan has a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, a law degree from the Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon, and a degree in business law from Université de Droit, d'Économie et des Sciences Sociales in Paris, France.
New York City-based iMentor has announced that co-founder RICH BUERY will be rejoining its board of directors following four years as a New York City deputy mayor. Buery, who co-founded the nonprofit organization in 1999, will join chair and fellow co-founder John Griffin on the board, which includes education advocates Mark Bezos, Katie Couric, David SAaltzman, and Julian Robertson.
KEISHIA GU has been appointed head of education at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, in which role she will oversee educational efforts at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa. Gu brings twenty years of K-12 and university teaching and administrative experience to the role, most recently as director of admissions and enrollment at Geffen Academy at UCLA, where she served as a member of the senior leadership and administrative team.
The Dallas Museum of Art has named MICHELLE RICH as its Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas. In that role, Rich will be responsible for ancient through modern arts from Native North America, Mesoamerica, lower Central America, and the Andean regions and will contribute to the organization of exhibitions, conduct and develop scholarly research on the DMA’s collection, and collaborate on installations at the museum celebrating the artistic achievements of indigenous Americans. With her primary expertise in Maya art, ritual objects, and architecture, Rich serves as an assistant director of the U.S.-Guatemalan El Perú-Waka’ Regional Archaeological Project, whose team has been implementing a diverse research program since 2003 exploring the prominent ancient Maya site widely known for its central location and longevity. As a Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow from 2015 to 2017 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, she curated Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figures, a 2017 exhibition of figurines from Burial 39, one of the royal tombs she excavated at El Perú-Waka’, and nearly fifty additional figurines from LACMA’s collection that explored the central role of archaeological excavation in situating ancient art and artifacts in a cultural framework.
In other news, PATRICIA SNELL HERZOG, PhD, has been selected as the first scholar to hold the Melvin Simon Chair in Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, Herzog will teach and conduct research at the school aimed at educating future philanthropy and nonprofit leaders and increasing society’s understanding and impact of philanthropy. An associate professor of philanthropic studies, Herzog's professional interests include charitable giving, youth and emerging adults, and religiosity, and her research focuses on how people are shaped by and shape their organizational contexts, with particular emphasis on understanding voluntary participation in religious and charitable organizations; generational changes in organizational values; and the social impact of data analytics, including philanthropy analytics and ethical decision-making in data-informed practices. Herzog earned her doctoral degree in sociology at the University of Notre Dame, where she served as assistant director of its Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and previously served as associate professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Social Research at the University of Arkansas.