NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas USA Foundation has named Moyra Knight as president, transitioning from Jeffrey A. Winton, outgoing Astellas USA Foundation president. Winton led the Foundation since 2014 and he will continue in his role as senior vice president, Corporate Affairs at Astellas. Knight has served as an Astellas USA Foundation advisory committee member since 2014.
"Astellas USA Foundation is committed to supporting programs and partners that cultivate healthy, educated and resilient communities," said Winton. "Moyra's more than 20 years of experience in volunteerism, public-private partnerships, CSR and philanthropy will continue to build upon the Foundation's mission."
Astellas USA Foundation, www.astellasusafoundation.org, is focused on three philanthropic pillars:
- Health and well-being, focusing on access to health and well-being to people of all ages
- Science WoRx™, supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment programming, including the recent announcement of support in rural communities
- Disaster Response, including crisis prevention and recovery
"Astellas USA Foundation enriches lives throughout the Americas, often during a time of greatest need," said Knight. "We will continue to advance Astellas USA Foundation's mission by strengthening communities and helping individuals to thrive. I am honored to be selected for this new role."
Robin Andrews will continue to lead programming in the Foundation's core focus areas, including health and well-being, STEM education and disaster response, and will now report to Knight.
About Astellas USA Foundation
Astellas USA Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporate foundation that awards grants to support charitable, scientific, literary and educational programs. Learn more at www.astellasusafoundation.org. You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasFDN or Facebook at www.facebook.com/AstellasFoundation.
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