Kari Schlachtenhaufen Named President of The Skillman Foundation

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Skillman Foundation

    DETROIT, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Kari Schlachtenhaufen has been named
 president of The Skillman Foundation by a unanimous vote of the Foundation's
 Board of Trustees.
     Board Chair Walt Douglas made the announcement today following the
 Trustees' quarterly meeting.
     "We are pleased that Kari will be continuing the vital work of the
 Foundation in the role of President," Douglas said.  "The Skillman Foundation
 is dedicated to helping children -- from pre-natal through high school and
 beyond -- become viable members of this community, and Kari is committed to
 meeting the Foundation's goals."
     Schlachtenhaufen has served as interim president of the Foundation since
 May 2000, following the sudden and unexpected death of President William J.
 Beckham.
     She joined The Skillman Foundation in 1984 as its first program officer,
 when there was a grant budget of $4.5 million.  In 1990 she was named vice
 president, helping to move the direction of the foundation to programs that
 were more strategic and pro-active in the community.  She was named executive
 vice president and COO in 1999.
     "I'm honored by the trust and confidence of the Board of Trustees and will
 do everything in my power to strengthen the mission and effectiveness of The
 Foundation," Schlachtenhaufen said.  "Both the board and the staff of Skillman
 are deeply committed to helping children and youth in metropolitan Detroit.
     "Our work will continue to focus on good schools, good homes and
 neighborhoods that are good places for children.  And we will continue to
 welcome inquiries and requests from organizations and people who share the
 same goals."
     Schlachtenhaufen has a law degree from the University of Oregon.  She also
 is on the boards on The Council of Michigan Foundations, The Forum of Regional
 Associations of Grantmaking, and several advisory committees, non-profit
 organizations and boards.
     The Skillman Foundation distributes nearly $25 million annually, also
 offering support and counseling to organizations that receive its grants.
     For more information call: 313-393-1185.
 
 

SOURCE The Skillman Foundation
    DETROIT, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Kari Schlachtenhaufen has been named
 president of The Skillman Foundation by a unanimous vote of the Foundation's
 Board of Trustees.
     Board Chair Walt Douglas made the announcement today following the
 Trustees' quarterly meeting.
     "We are pleased that Kari will be continuing the vital work of the
 Foundation in the role of President," Douglas said.  "The Skillman Foundation
 is dedicated to helping children -- from pre-natal through high school and
 beyond -- become viable members of this community, and Kari is committed to
 meeting the Foundation's goals."
     Schlachtenhaufen has served as interim president of the Foundation since
 May 2000, following the sudden and unexpected death of President William J.
 Beckham.
     She joined The Skillman Foundation in 1984 as its first program officer,
 when there was a grant budget of $4.5 million.  In 1990 she was named vice
 president, helping to move the direction of the foundation to programs that
 were more strategic and pro-active in the community.  She was named executive
 vice president and COO in 1999.
     "I'm honored by the trust and confidence of the Board of Trustees and will
 do everything in my power to strengthen the mission and effectiveness of The
 Foundation," Schlachtenhaufen said.  "Both the board and the staff of Skillman
 are deeply committed to helping children and youth in metropolitan Detroit.
     "Our work will continue to focus on good schools, good homes and
 neighborhoods that are good places for children.  And we will continue to
 welcome inquiries and requests from organizations and people who share the
 same goals."
     Schlachtenhaufen has a law degree from the University of Oregon.  She also
 is on the boards on The Council of Michigan Foundations, The Forum of Regional
 Associations of Grantmaking, and several advisory committees, non-profit
 organizations and boards.
     The Skillman Foundation distributes nearly $25 million annually, also
 offering support and counseling to organizations that receive its grants.
     For more information call: 313-393-1185.
 
 SOURCE  The Skillman Foundation