Earlier this week, Independent Sector announced that ALBERTO IBARGÜEN will be honored with the 2014 John W. Gardner Leadership Award at IS' annual conference in the fall. Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was recognized for his leadership in the fields of journalism, community engagement, and the arts, as well as for the foundation's open and collaborative approach to grantmaking. Before joining the Knight Foundation, Ibargüen was publisher of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, worked at the Hartford Courant and New York Newsday, and practiced law in Hartford. He currently serves on the boards of PepsiCo, the American Airlines Group, and AOL and is a trustee emeritus of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society has announced the appointment of JEAN CASE to its advisory board. Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, is a philanthropist and investor as well as a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. She spent more than two decades in the private sector in a variety of roles, including leading marketing and branding for AOL. She and her husband, former AOL chair and CEO Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. "I have long admired the work of Stanford PACS as one of the leading influencers in the social innovation sector," said Case. "I look forward to working with Laura [Arrillaga-Andreessen, founder and chair], Kim [Meredith, executive director], and the esteemed [leadership] as the organization continues its important work in knowledge creation in critical areas of social change and civic engagement."
Philanthropist and businessman LEWIS KATZ was killed in a plane crash in Massachusetts on May 31, NBC10.com reports. Katz, along with his business partner H.F. Gerry Lenfest, recently had made a winning bid for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Katz was a founding partner of New Jersey law firm Katz, Ettin & Levine and the majority owner of five radio stations serving the Jersey shore. Katz earned his fortune as a former owner of Kinney Parking Systems, the New Jersey Nets, and the New Jersey Devils. His philanthropic largesse was widely praised this week by recipients in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey, and his adopted home and state of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, where he funded charter and parochial schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Penn State University, and his two alma maters, Temple University and the Dickinson School of Law. "The legacy he leaves behind is one of a brilliant businessman with a profound commitment to mak[ing] a difference," said Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett. "In his words, 'It's never a perfect day, unless you help someone who can never hope to repay you'."
Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has welcomed BRADLEY COOPER to its board. Cooper, a movie and television actor, volunteered as a counselor at the camp during a summer session for children with immunology disorders such as HIV/AIDS. "I am excited to be joining The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's board...at a time when the organization is growing its services to bring [its] magic to even more children and families throughout the Northeast, including my hometown of Philadelphia, where the Hospital Outreach Program is bringing camp fun to kids at their bedsides," said Bradley.
In other news, the St. Vincent De Paul Society of San Francisco has announced the promotion of MARGI ENGLISH to the position of executive director. English, the organization's director of development, earlier worked at Santa Clara University and the San Francisco Film Society.