Avon Foundation (New York City): Carol Kurzig was appointed the first executive director, marketing and operations.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Atlanta): Penelope (Penny) McPhee was appointed president; she will assume her new position in early April.
The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (Chicago): Appointed Susan Kerr as its first president.
Solano Community Foundation (Fairfield, CA): Stephanie Wolf joined as executive director.
Thomas County Community Foundation (Colby, KS): Terry Cousins is executive director.
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. (Toledo, OH): Appointed Keith Burwell president.
Arcus Foundation (Kalamazoo, MI): Carol Snapp joined as program associate.
The California Endowment (Woodland Hills): Appointed Steve Bumbaugh as program officer to work with community-based organizations in San Francisco and surrounding Bay area counties and Roland Palencia as senior program officer and regional team leader for its Greater Los Angeles office.
The California Wellness Foundation (Woodland Hills): Saba Brelvi was appointed program director, overseeing grantmaking related to diversity in the health professions and women's health. The foundation also appointed three new board members: Earl G. Mink, former group insurance manager at Lockheed Corporation, as chair; Douglas X. Patiño, vice chancellor emeritus for the California State University system, professor of social welfare at CSU and president of the Patiño Group, as vice chair; and Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., director of the division of adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital and Research Center, as new member.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation: Ellen M. Gilligan is vice president for community investment.
The Dayton Foundation (OH): Beth B. Hutter was named Legacy Partnership development officer.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle): Appointed Greg Shaw director of its Pacific Northwest program and director of foundation, library and Pacific Northwest advocacy.
William T. Grant Foundation (New York City): Edward Seidman is senior vice president, program.
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (San Francisco): Henry Der joined as senior program officer for diversity and inclusiveness.
The Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation (Washington, DC): Donna V.S. Ortega joined as program assistant.
Omaha Community Foundation (NE): Sara Russell Boyd was promoted to vice president, a newly created position.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos, CA): Xiao-Wei Wang is now program specialist in the conservation and science program.
The Skoll Foundation (San Jose): Barbara Kibbe is vice president for program and effectiveness, Terry Nagel is communications officer and Jeffrey (Vaz) Douglas is online community coordinator.
John Templeton Foundation (Radnor, PA): Director of Communications and Media Relations Pamela Thompson was promoted to vice president for communications.
Dade Community Foundation (Miami): New officers for the 2004-2005 term are: Attorney Richard C. Milstein, shareholder in the Miami office of Akerman, Senterfitt & Edison, as board chair; Richard Laviña, senior vice president, LaSalle Bank N.A., as vice-chair; Maricarmen Martinez, principal of Upstairs Studio, Inc. Architects, as secretary; and Keith T. Ward, founder of Quality Management North America, Inc., as treasurer.
Fort Mason Foundation (San Francisco): Attorney Mary L. Topliff, a faculty member with San Francisco State University's College of Extended Learning and human resources consultant, joined the board.
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis: Elected board officers for 20042005: Thomas J. Feeney, who has taught for more than 30 years in Indianapolis Public Schools, as president; Robert L. North, retired owner and chief executive officer of North Mechanical Contracting, as vice president; Martin J. Radecki, director of collection support and chief conservator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, as treasurer; and Betty Conner, as secretary.
The Kresge Foundation (Troy, MI): named Irene Y. Hirano, president and chief executive officer, Japanese American National Museum, as board chair; David K. Page, partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, as vice chairman; and Elaine D. Rosen, former president of Unum Life Insurance Company of America, as trustee. Dr. Bruce A. Kresge retired as trustee after serving for 37 years.
Maine Community Foundation (Ellsworth): Elected three new directors: Anne Collins, chair, House Committee of Buchanan Alumni House; William Kieffer III, retired vice president and senior consultant for State Street Analytics; and Calvin True, attorney, Eaton Peabody.
New York Life Foundation (New York City): Thomas H. Smoot II was appointed to the board.
Rose Community Foundation (Denver): Stephen H. Shogan, M.D., chief of the division of neurosurgery at Rose Medical Center will serve a two-year term as board chair. Scott Levin, senior partner at the law firm of Fisher, Sweetbaum & Levin, P.C., and Jean Galloway, president and CEO, Galloway Group, were elected trustees. Four new members joined the grantmaking committees: James Polsfut, member of the senior management team of First Western Trust Bank; Penfield W. Tate III, shareholder in law firm of Trimble, Tate, Nulan, Evans & Holden, P.C.; Neil Oberfeld, attorney, Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy, P.C.; and Bobbie Towbin, former associate director of the Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region.
The Center on Philanthropy (Indianapolis): William G. Enright is the first full-time director and senior fellow at the Lake Family Institute on Faith And Giving.
Council on Foundations (Washington, DC): Bob Wiggans joined as director of membership and Angela Bonner joined as database coordinator for membership. Bob Shoe is now director of conference operations and Sarah Thompson is executive assistant in the office of the president. Media Relations Coordinator Julie Norwood is now coordinator, corporate services.
Donors Forum of South Florida (Miami): Scot Marken is the new president and CEO.
Grantmakers in the Arts (Seattle): Julie Sponsler is now director of operations and administration.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (Little Canada, MN): Joy Persall joined as executive director.
Southeastern Council of Foundations (Atlanta): Suzanna Stribling joined as director of membership and marketing.
United Way International (Alexandria, VA): Christine James-Brown was selected as the new president and CEO. James-Brown will succeed Robert M. Beggan, who is retiring after 35 years with United Way at the local, national and international levels.