The New York City-based Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has announced the appointment of RICK LUFTGLASS as executive director. Luftglass, most recently a consultant for private foundations, earlier served as a grants reviewer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods and the Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods initiatives. Before that, he spent sixteen years at Pfizer, heading the company's U.S. corporate philanthropy programs.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Santa Monica, California, has announced the appointment of MARC MOORGHEN as communications manager. Moorghen, assistant director of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize for nearly six years, previously worked in communications and event management in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Earlier in his career, Moorghen held internships at the European Commission, NATO's Office of Information, and the British embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
RICHARD KRIEG has announced his intention to retire as president of the Horizon Foundation in Columbia, Maryland, ExploreHoward.com reports. Krieg, head of the foundation since 1998, formerly served as Chicago's health commissioner and first deputy commissioner of health; as executive director of the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs in Chicago; and as director of policy analysis and planning for the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. He currently serves on the advisory board of the National Peace Corps Association and is a member of Washington Grantmakers. Krieg said he plans to retire no later than December 2012 and will be involved in the search for his replacement.
The Foundation Center in New York City has announced that SARA K. GOULD, former president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, has joined the organization in the role of Atlantic Philanthropies Senior Fellow. Gould, a recognized thought leader, trusted expert, and frequent speaker in the areas of social justice philanthropy, organizational effectiveness, women's economic security, and advocacy and public policy, will be in residence at the center for two years. During her residency, she will serve as an advisor to GrantCraft, which recently was jointly acquired by the center and the European Foundation Centre, and will advise the Foundation Center on its work with global women's funds.
In other news, PND mourns the passing of BRUCE L. NEWMAN, former executive director of the Chicago Community Trust. Newman, who led the trust between 1973 and 1999, helped grow its assets from $71 million to over $1 billion. Under his leadership, the trust also created a number of service organizations, including the Illinois Facilities Fund, Operation ABLE (now the National Able Network), the Executive Service Corps of Chicago, and Leadership Greater Chicago. He also served as a senior fellow at the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C., and on the boards of the Foundation Center, the Council on Foundations, and Independent Sector.