The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a major nonprofit funder in the Washington region, has appointed Nicky Goren as its new president and chief executive.
More than 20 years ago, Nicola Goren came to Washington, D.C., fresh out of law school for a new job. But then she fell in love — with the District.
Early in her tenure as head of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Julie Rogers learned an indelible lesson: Most charity leaders are on their own.
Julie Rogers, a pillar of the Washington, D.C., philanthropic community for nearly three decades as president and chief executive of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, announced Tuesday that she will leave her post in a year, The Washington Post says.
Julie Rogers, president and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, will step down from her post in June 2014, she announced Tuesday afternoon in an email addressed to friends.
Washington philanthropic powerhouse Julie L. Rogers announced Tuesday that she plans to step down as president and chief executive of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, which has dispensed more than $153 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the D.C. area during her 28-year career.
"For Julie Rogers, CEO of the Meyer Foundation CEO since 1996, the usual business of spreading foundation money around to worthy causes isn't enough. She's spent much of her career trying to improve the business of philanthropy and the nonprofits it supports. She created the foundation's Exponent Award, which champions great nonprofit executive directors' work. She also helped found Washington Grantmakers, a group that promotes effective, strategic and efficient use of foundation money. Rogers also sits at the table when the region's most powerful business advocates set strategy, whether it be at the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Economic Club of Washington or the executive committee of the Federal City Council."
Taproot Foundation, which leads the pro bono movement nationally and in the Washington metropolitan region, appointed Danielle M. Reyes to its Board of Directors.