Kathryn Hall Succeeds Danielle S. Allen as Board Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Thelma Golden and Joshua Friedman Join the Board

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Kathryn Hall Succeeds Danielle S. Allen as Board Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Thelma Golden and Joshua Friedman Join the Board

NEW YORK, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathryn Hall will succeed Danielle S. Allenas the Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Foundation announced today. Allen announced her retirement after eleven years of service, the last four as Chair. The Foundation also announced the election of museum director Thelma Golden and investor Joshua S. Friedman to the Board of Trustees.

Kathryn Hall joined the Foundation's Board in 2012. She has served as the Board's Vice Chair since March 2018.

Hall is Founder and Co-Chair of Hall Capital Partners LLC, where she serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Before founding the firm in 1994, Hall was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a General Partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners), HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions departments.

"The well-being of democratic societies depends on preserving an environment that lets the arts and humanities flourish. No organization in the world understands that better than The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation," said Kathryn Hall. "I look forward to building on Danielle's extraordinary record of success and working closely with the Board to support the Foundation in its critical work."

"I am honored and excited to join the Mellon Foundation Board of Trustees.  Mellon has played an extraordinary role in supporting museums and cultural institutions and advancing diversity in the arts and the humanities," said Thelma Golden. "I look forward to supporting this important work as a trustee."

"I am honored to support the continuing work of the Mellon Foundation," said Joshua S. Friedman. "As this extraordinary foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is clear that its original mission of supporting inclusive and democratic societies through investments in the arts and humanities is as relevant as ever...

 

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