CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sally Blount, dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Carter Stewart, former U.S. Attorney for Southern Ohio and managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, have been elected to serve on the Joyce Foundation Board of Directors.
Blount is an internationally recognized thought leader in management and negotiation. Since becoming dean at Kellogg in 2010, she completed an ambitious seven-year plan for transformation, strengthening the school's innovative degree portfolio and distinctive brand, expanding its global connectivity and business impact, and building a new global education center on the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to leading Kellogg, she serves on the board of directors at Abbott Laboratories, the global health care company.
Stewart is a noted expert and leader in alternatives to incarceration, crime prevention, and building trust between communities and law enforcement. As U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, based in Columbus, he created the district's first community outreach position, and established a community leadership committee. He also took a leadership role at the Department of Justice in addressing inequities in the criminal justice system, chairing a working group of U.S. Attorneys focused on reducing racial disparities. In 2016, he joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact, social enterprises.
"As thought leaders and innovators in their fields, Sally and Carter will be outstanding additions to the Joyce board. The foundation will benefit not only from their knowledge and insights in areas such as higher education, engaging business in policy solutions, gun violence, and criminal justice, but also from the creative thinking they will bring across our grant making portfolio," said Roger R. Fross, chairman of the Joyce Board of Directors.
Blount returns to Joyce in a slightly different role than in her previous time with the foundation.
"I interned at the Joyce Foundation the summer before I started at Kellogg as a graduate student. It's fun completing a circle now, as dean of Kellogg, joining the Joyce Board," said Blount. "The mission and values of the foundation have long resonated with me – promoting community vitality and fair society, and focusing on the Great Lakes region."
Stewart said he was "ecstatic and honored" to be chosen as a Joyce board member.
"Joyce has a deep history of successfully supporting community vitality and societal fairness in the Great Lakes region, including my home state of Ohio," said Stewart. "I look forward to working with and learning from their incredible staff and my fellow board members as we engage with the pressing issues of today. I'm particularly interested in addressing the underlying causes of gun violence that plague too many Midwestern cities, a cause in which Joyce has taken a leadership role."
About the Joyce Foundation
The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation supports evidence-based policies to improve quality of life, promote safe and healthy communities, and build a fair society. Its grant making focuses primarily on six Great Lakes states – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin -- and it partners with other funders, communities, and advocates to achieve policy impact beyond its home region. It invests in quality public education and greater economic opportunity for lower-income and minority children and families; a clean and healthy environment; a vigorous and representative democracy serving the public interest; strategies to reduce gun violence; and a vibrant culture characterized by racial equity, diversity and inclusion. The Foundation had $930 million in assets as of December 2016, and will make approximately $45 million in charitable distributions in 2017. For more information, please visit www.joycefdn.org.
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