The CDC Foundation has named MONIQUE SAUNDERS PATRICK as chief operating officer. In that role, Patrick, most recently chief finance and administrative officer for the Points of Light Foundation, will be responsible for the foundation’s finance, human resources, legal, and information technology functions. Prior to joining Points of Light, Patrick served as managing director of finance and operations at the American Cancer Society, as a director at BellSouth, as a senior business planner and project manager at Pepsi Cola Company, and in financial positions with IBM Credit and Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Group.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has announced the promotion of DONXELINA BARROSO to the position of director, global philanthropy. In that role, Barroso, who has more than a decade of experience in international grantmaking and project management at RPA, including work in education, arts, health, human services, will lead the organization’s European advisory practice and be tasked with expanding its global presence. Before joining RPA, Barroso was affiliated with the Camões Center for the Study of the Portuguese-Speaking World at Columbia University. She also serves on the board of the Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Steering Committee of Philanthropy New York’s International Grantmakers Network.
The Denver-based Gill Foundation has announced the addition of MARY BONAUTO to its board of directors. Bonauto, a past MacArthur Foundation fellow, has served as civil rights project director for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) for the past 27 years and, in 2004, spearheaded the groundbreaking case Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, which made Massachusetts the first state where same-sex couples could legally marry.
Following a nationwide search, Communities in School in Arlington, Virginia, has named DALE ERQUIAGA as president and chief executive officer. In that role, Erquiaga, who joins CIS from the office of Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, will lead a network of a hundred and sixty-one affiliates who work to keep at-risk students in school and on a path to graduation.
The California Academy of Sciences has announced HAROLD A. MOONEY as its new president and the election of five new board members. Mooney, the Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Emeritus at Stanford University, will succeed JILL TARTER, an astrophysicist and pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial life and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute. The new board members are: GRETCHEN C. DAILY, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project, a partnership of Stanford, the University of Minnesota, WWF, and The Nature Conservancy whose goal is to improve human well-being and the environment by mainstreaming the values of nature into important decisions globally; MICHAEL MILLMAN, global head of technology investment banking and co-head of equity capital markets Americas at J.P. Morgan; CLAIRE NGO, a managing director at Temasek International, a Singapore-based investment company; noted science communicator and digital content producer ADAM SAVAGE; and MICHAEL D. VARNEY, executive vice president at Genentech, where he oversees strategy for the biotech company’s research, drug discovery, business development, and early development activities through proof of concept.
In other news, Exponent Philanthropy, the country's largest philanthropy association, has announced the honorees of its 2016 Outsized Impact Award. Created as part of the group's twentieth anniversary celebration, the award recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions and service have achieved far-reaching effects on the association and the community it serves. This year's winners are the late ALAN EGLY, who served as executive director of the Doris & Victor Day Foundation from 1987 until his retirement in 2014 and was the first board chair of the Association of Small Foundations (as Exponent Philanthropy was previously known); WINSOME McINTOSH, who has served on the board of the McIntosh Foundation since 1972 and, with her late husband, Michael, was instrumental in the creation of the group that later became the Association of Small Foundations; and WILIIAM S. WHITE, chairman and chief executive officer of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has provided constant support for Exponent Philanthropy over its twenty-year history.