Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) Welcomes Marcus F. Walton as President and CEO
(WASHINGTON, D.C. July 16, 2019)—Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) announced today the appointment of Marcus F. Walton, a non-profit industry veteran, as its new President and CEO.
Throughout his distinguished career, Walton has served as a community organizer, non-profit practitioner, grantmaker, leadership coach and collaborative change maker who has successfully harnessed the power of change to develop more effective strategies for cultivating thriving communities.
“I am energized by the opportunity to work alongside a diverse team of practitioners and grantmakers to help evolve the strong foundation established by those before me and to effectively represent and deliver the aspirations of GEO members and stakeholders well into the future,” stated Marcus F. Walton, Incoming President and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
The appointment of Walton signals a pivotal time for GEO, as it recognizes racial equity as one of the critical cornerstones for effective philanthropy and transformation in its multi-year strategic plan. The GEO board selected Marcus upon unanimous recommendation of a search committee composed of board members, longtime GEO members, and current GEO staff...