The Tinker Foundation Announces Next President, Caroline Boyd Kronley

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Tinker Foundation Announces New Leadership

The Tinker Foundation is pleased to announce that Caroline Boyd Kronley will succeed Renate Rennie as its next President.  Renate is retiring after 45 years in a variety of roles at the Foundation.  Caroline, who is currently Managing Director of Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, will join the Foundation later this year.

“This is an important inflection point for Tinker,” said Alan Stoga, Chairman of the Board.  “Renate has done an outstanding job evolving the work that was started by Martha Muse, who implemented Edward Larocque Tinker’s vision that the freedom and prosperity of the peoples of the Americas depended upon their mutual trust, friendship and cooperation.  Caroline’s challenge will be to make Tinker’s work even more impactful and innovative in a rapidly changing Latin America.”

The Tinker Foundation, founded in 1959 and located in New York, is one of the largest U.S.-based grant making institutions focused solely on Latin America.  Currently, the Foundation works in the areas of democratic governance, sustainable resource management, and education.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead Tinker in the coming years and to advance the Foundation’s mission at a time when the region is coping with significant challenges,” said Caroline.  “Martha and Renate have created a legacy of investing in positive social, economic and environmental change that I hope and expect we can continue and extend.”

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