Jamie Merisotis Becomes Council on Foundations' Board Chair

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Jamie Merisotis Becomes Council on Foundations' Board Chair

The Council on Foundations today announced that Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors. Merisotis was elected in November 2018, and began his term as Board Chair at the Council’s Leading Together 2019 conference. He succeeds Javier Soto, who has served as Chair since 2017 and will remain on the board. Merisotis previously served as Board Vice Chair for two years.

“Philanthropy plays a vital role in communities around the country and across the globe. In today’s environment, where society is more divided than ever, philanthropy unites with a purpose to serve the common good,” Merisotis said. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve as Board Chair and look forward to further advancing the Council’s important work.” 

Since 2008, Jamie Merisotis has led Lumina, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. He previously served as co-founder and president of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy, and as executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability appointed by the president and congressional leaders...

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