Global Program Updates

The Council on Foundations (the Council) today announced that its membership has approved the appointment of three philanthropic executives to its board of directors: Srikanth Gopal, Managing Partner of Humanity United; Galen Maness, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Foundation; and Jay Williams, President and CEO of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

With the UN General Assembly (UNGA) just a few weeks away, there is no shortage of challenges that will hinder the world’s capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. From the IPCC’s recent devastating climate report and natural disasters in every corner of the world to the refugee crisis unfolding in Afghanistan – all while the world continues to battle COVID-19 and a vaccine rollout crippled by unequal access and misinformation.

The Council on Foundations today announced the two cohorts selected to participate in the 2021 Career Pathways program, a leadership development initiative designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive roles in the philanthropic sector. The 47 new participants are members of the program’s eighth and ninth cohorts.