People in the News (2/26/12): Appointments and Promotions

People in the News (2/26/12): Appointments and Promotions

The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation in Ridgefield, Connecticut, has announced a new slate of officers, effective January 1, 2012. LILLY ACKLEY, executive director of corporate communications for parent company Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, was appointed president of the foundation. FRANK POMER, who has been involved with the foundation since its formation and is vice president of tax management at the company, was named foundation vice president and treasurer. TINA CLARK BEAMON, the company's senior counsel, was appointed foundation secretary.

The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation in Baltimore has announced the resignation of executive director GREGORY CANTORI, effective February 22, after a thirteen-year tenure. Cantori also was active in the broader philanthropic community in Baltimore and served on the board of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.

The Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the appointments of SILVIA KARMAN CUBI�� and ANJEE HELSTRUP-ALVAREZ to its national arts advisory committee. Karman Cubi��, executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, earlier served as director and independent curator of The Moore Space in Miami. Helstrup-Alvarez, executive director of MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, an inclusive contemporary arts space in San Jose, has over eighteen years of experience as a curator, writer, and cultural worker in the Bay Area.

The New York City-based Wallace Foundation has announced the promotion of POLLY SINGH to the position of program officer in the philanthropy's Learning and Enrichment unit. Currently a program associate, Singh joined the foundation as an administrative assistant in 2002. Earlier, she worked at Morgan Stanley and the Century Foundation.

The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, have announced the appointment of SHAWN WISCHMEIER as chief investment officer. In that position, Wischmeier will be responsible for investment functions at the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and the Akaloa Resource Foundation. Currently CIO for the Department of State Treasurer in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wischmeier previously served as CIO for the Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund and prior to that held a variety of positions at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University's School of Communications and Theater has named NEIL BUDDE as founding CEO of the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network (PPIIN), a project funded by the William Penn Foundation. (PPIIN is a placeholder name until the organization is founded and branded.) Budde, most recently executive vice president at ePals and president of DailyMe, a start-up focused on delivering personalized news and information, served earlier as editor-in-chief of Yahoo! News and founding editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online. Budde also was involved nationally in the Online News Association and The News Literacy Project.

In other news, PND notes the passing of Montana philanthropist SAM McDONALD at the age of 76. According to the Billings Gazette, McDonald, founder of Wendy's of Montana and the Wendy's of Montana Foundation, donated millions of dollars to causes and organizations all over the state and was probably best known for his $1.4 million gift to the College of Business at Montana State University Billings in 2002 and his $400,000 donation to put synthetic grass on the field at Daylis Stadium in 2006.

CORRECTION: Last Sunday's People in the News incorrectly identified the new president and CEO of the New York City-based Catholic Medical Mission Board as MICHAEL DORING CONNELLY. Connelly is the organization's board chair; its new president is BRUCE WILKINSON. The editors regret the error, which has been corrected in the final version of our story online.

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