Comcast NBC Universal has named DALILA WILSON-SCOTT to the newly created role of senior vice president of community investment and president of the Comcast Foundation, effective April 4. In that role, Wilson-Scott will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the company’s community investment and corporate social responsibility programs, including Comcast Cares Day, Green is Universal, the company’s annual United Way campaign, and the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, as well as its national and global philanthropic partnerships. She joins Comcast from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she spent sixteen years in a variety of roles, including head of global philanthropy and president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Wilson-Scott, who earned an MBA in finance and management and a bachelor’s in economics from New York University, serves on the boards of GuideStar and Box.org and is a member of the advisory council for My Brother's Keeper Alliance and the Executive Leadership Council. The company also announced that CHARISSE R. LILLIE, who has led its Community Investment team for the past seven years, will assume a new role as fellow and vice president, community investment and will continue to serve as an executive of the Comcast Foundation.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has appointed DORA ANIM as its first-ever chief operating officer, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports. In that role, Anim, who previously was senior vice president of programs and services at The Health Collaborative, will be responsible for advancing and integrating the foundation's core operating functions, creating a growth strategy, and developing a high- performing work culture.
The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan, has announced that AARON SEYBERT has joined its Social Investment Practice, a $350 million pool of capital to be deployed by 2020, as a social investment officer. A Michigan native, Seybert comes to the foundation from JPMorgan Chase, where he was an executive director in the firm’s Community Development Banking group and was part of the team tasked with designing and implementing the bank’s $100 million investment in Detroit. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Seybert served as the assistant vice president for community development at a low-income housing tax credit syndicator and CDFI in Michigan and helped co-author two bills passed in the state of Michigan that protected the tax status of affordable housing developments.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owings Mills, Maryland, has announced BARRY I. SCHLOSS as its new board chair. Schloss, who joined the five-person board in 2005 and brings nearly four decades of auditing and accounting experience to his service, will also continue in his role as treasurer/CFO. He succeeds ELLEN M. HELLER, who concluded her term as chair on February 29 and will conclude her role as a trustee on May 16.
The Iowa West Foundation in Council Bluffs has announced that JASON JAMES, KIRK MADSEN, TAMARA PAVICH, and JACK RUESCH have been elected to serve three-year terms on its board. The foundation also announced that current board members AMY CRAWFORD, MATT GRONTAL, SUSAN MILLER, and PHIIL REED were re-elected to serve an additional three-year term, while DEB BASS, DR. DAVID KUPER, and GARY WOODS are retiring due to term limits.
America's Promise Alliance, the largest network of national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the U.S., has announced that BRANDEE McHALE and JAVIER ALBERTI SOTO have been elected to three-year terms on its board. McHale, a longtime Citigroup employee, currently serves as president of the Citi Foundation and oversees the company's global citizenship efforts. A long-time Miami resident, Soto is president and CEO of the Miami Foundation, whose signature online giving event, "Give Miami Day," has raised more than $16 million over six hundred nonprofits in Miami-Dade County since 2012.
The Denver-based Colorado Trust has announced that it has hired JESS HANKINS, CANDACE JOHNSON, and MIA RAMIREZ as community partners, in which role they will use funding from the trust to organize, encourage, and empower resident-led initiatives aimed at improving communities in the state and making them healthier places to live. Hankins, who previously served as a public health specialist for Garfield County Public Health in Rifle, where she is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College, will work with communities in Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Lake, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit counties. Johnson, recently a fellow at the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, will work with communities in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, and Jefferson counties. And Ramirez, who previously served as senior community health specialist at Kaiser Permanente in southern Colorado, will work with communities in Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Lincoln and Teller counties.
The Urban Land Institute, a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible, sustainable land use, has announced the promotion of KATHLEEN B. CAREY to the position of president and chief executive officer of the ULI Foundation, effective April 1. In that position, Carey, who since October 2012 has served on ULI’s staff as executive vice president and chief content officer, will oversee all fundraising activities for ULI and the ULI Foundation, the foundation’s annual fund, the Foundation Governors program, ULI’s work with philanthropic grantors and partners, and its corporate partners program. Prior to joining ULI, Carey was a senior vice president at GE Capital Real Estate, where she spent a decade leading GECRE’s Six Sigma initiative.
The Abraham Fund, an Israel-based Arab-Jewish NGO working to advance equal and shared citizenship in the region, has announced the appointment of BRANWEN CALE as its next North American director, effective in May. In that position, Cale, who previously served as the national executive director of the Friends of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel and, before that, as director of strategic development for the Abraham Path Initiative, will be responsible for the fund's outreach and fundraising operations.
In other news, Buffalo Business First reports that ANN MONROE, founding president of the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, will retire at year’s end. Under Monroe’s leadership, the foundation, whose key initiatives include a falls prevention program that has reduced injuries among seniors, children’s dental programs, and a healthcare fellows program, has grown into one of the largest private foundations in the region, awarding grants of $2.6 million in 2014.