Dallas, TX - Philanthropy Southwest today announced its new slate of board members and officers. Timothy Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation in Denver, Colorado, will serve as president. He succeeds John E. Brown, Executive Director of the Windgate Charitable Foundation in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, who will now serve as Immediate Past President. Coleith Molstad, Executive Director of The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation in Austin, TX was named Treasurer, and Terri Leon, Program Officer with the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in Phoenix, AZ is Secretary.
Founded in 1949, Philanthropy Southwest is the most enduring membership association of grantmakers in the U.S. The association is made up of more than 200 member foundations in a seven-state area - Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Newly named to the "2017 class" (serving from 2014 through 2017) of the Philanthropy Southwest board are:
- Tom Early, President, San Angelo Health Foundation, San Angelo, TX
- Leonard Krasnow, President, M. B. and Edna Zale Foundation, Dallas, TX
- Lisa Trahan, Director of Communications, St. David's Foundation, Austin, TX
Continuing board members are:
- Linda J. Blessing, Director, Flinn Foundation, Phoenix, AZ
- Matt Carpenter, Senior Vice President, El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO
- Brent Christopher, President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas, TX
- Eusebio Diaz, Vice President, Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- Antoinette Malveaux, Managing Director, Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA
- Linda K. May, President, The Simmons Foundation, Houston, TX
- Amy Meadows, Vice President/Executive Director/Secretary, The Belo Foundation, Dallas, TX
- Louisa McCune, Executive Director, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
- Christopher Shaw, Executive Vice President, The George & Fay Young Foundation, Dallas, TX
"This group brings diversity of thought and a shared passion for philanthropic excellence," said Lucille DiDomenico, Executive Director of Philanthropy Southwest. "Together, they are well-positioned to provide leadership, work closely with our membership, and inspire forward thinking that strengthens the field of philanthropy."
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