BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is pleased to announce that Edward Egnatios has joined the foundation as a program officer in Detroit.
Egnatios most recently worked as a consultant for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit and served as a program director, senior program officer and program officer at the Skillman Foundation in Detroit. In his work in philanthropy, Egnatios has been a strong advocate of youth in Detroit and a leader in affecting positive change. In his new role at the Kellogg Foundation, Egnatios will report to Ali Webb, director of Michigan programs.
"Ed's deep understanding of the city and his trusted relationships with both residents and community leaders will expand the team's ability to reach our goal that all children are healthy, well-educated and living in economically secure families," Webb said.
As a program officer Egnatios will manage and monitor a portfolio of active grants, providing technical assistance to grantees on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building and coaching.
Egnatios received his bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland and his master's degree in Community Practice from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate and presenter for Leadership Detroit and an alumni fellow of PLACES, The Funders Network. He serves as an active volunteer with youth at Detroit PAL and on the boards of Global Detroit, Detroit PAL and Center for Community-Based Enterprise. He has also taught graduate courses as an adjunct faculty member at both Wayne State University School of Social Work and University of Michigan School of Social Work.
As a grantmaker, the Kellogg Foundation has been active in Detroit since 1933, investing about $260 million to support children and families in the city.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.
SOURCE W.K. Kellogg Foundation