The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to Its Board of Trustees

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Rockefeller Foundation

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today
 announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to its
 board of trustees, effective immediately.  He will join the 14-person board in
 overseeing the foundation's global grant making activities and overall
 foundation management.
     "Canon Williams is a valuable and welcome addition to the foundation's
 board," said James F. Orr III, chairman of the board of trustees at the
 Rockefeller Foundation.  "His leadership on issues of local, national and
 international scope will undoubtedly inform and impact the foundation's work
 for years to come."
     "I look forward to tapping Canon Williams' rich experience and
 perspectives on strategies to improve people's lives," said Gordon Conway,
 president of the Rockefeller Foundation.  "Whether addressing the impact of
 AIDS/HIV on minority communities, the importance of decent and affordable
 housing, or sustaining the role of art and culture today, we have found a
 strong and capable partner in Canon Williams."
      Williams is the 14th Rector of the Church of the Intercession
 (Episcopal/Anglican), located in the Harlem community of New York City.
 Ordained a priest in 1964, he has served the Church as a parish priest in the
 Episcopal Dioceses of Washington, D.C., Michigan and New York City.   Williams
 has also held leadership positions for numerous international and nationally
 based nonprofit organizations, focusing on issues such as HIV/AIDS, African
 development, housing and community development, and the performing arts.
     Williams is one of the founders and chairman of the board of the Harlem
 Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., an organization that is
 building affordable housing for more than 2,000 low- and moderate-income
 families in Harlem.   He also serves as an advisor to Nobel Peace Laureate
 and South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and chairs PEACEJAM, an
 international youth program focusing on inspiring the next generation of
 peacemakers.
     Williams is a prominent supporter and advocate for the performing arts in
 the New York City area, working with organizations such as the Boys Choir of
 Harlem and Opera Ebony.   He also serves on the board of advisors of the New
 York City Landmarks Conservancy, the General Theological Seminary in New York
 City, and the Balm in Gilead, an AIDS services organization.
     Williams is a graduate of Morehouse College, the General Theological
 Seminary and the Colgate Rochester Divinity School.  He was also a fellow at
 Harvard and Howard Universities.  He is currently a visiting professor of
 Pastoral Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.
 
     The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a
 commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and
 excluded people throughout the world. The foundation seeks to identify, and
 address at their source, the causes of human suffering and need. The
 foundation's approach to current global challenges focuses on poor people's
 daily existence, and how the process of globalization can be turned to their
 advantage. Program funding is focused on grant making areas that reflect the
 interconnected and intertwined themes of people's lives -- their health, food,
 work, creative expression and the impact of globalization on the poor.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today
 announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to its
 board of trustees, effective immediately.  He will join the 14-person board in
 overseeing the foundation's global grant making activities and overall
 foundation management.
     "Canon Williams is a valuable and welcome addition to the foundation's
 board," said James F. Orr III, chairman of the board of trustees at the
 Rockefeller Foundation.  "His leadership on issues of local, national and
 international scope will undoubtedly inform and impact the foundation's work
 for years to come."
     "I look forward to tapping Canon Williams' rich experience and
 perspectives on strategies to improve people's lives," said Gordon Conway,
 president of the Rockefeller Foundation.  "Whether addressing the impact of
 AIDS/HIV on minority communities, the importance of decent and affordable
 housing, or sustaining the role of art and culture today, we have found a
 strong and capable partner in Canon Williams."
      Williams is the 14th Rector of the Church of the Intercession
 (Episcopal/Anglican), located in the Harlem community of New York City.
 Ordained a priest in 1964, he has served the Church as a parish priest in the
 Episcopal Dioceses of Washington, D.C., Michigan and New York City.   Williams
 has also held leadership positions for numerous international and nationally
 based nonprofit organizations, focusing on issues such as HIV/AIDS, African
 development, housing and community development, and the performing arts.
     Williams is one of the founders and chairman of the board of the Harlem
 Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., an organization that is
 building affordable housing for more than 2,000 low- and moderate-income
 families in Harlem.   He also serves as an advisor to Nobel Peace Laureate
 and South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and chairs PEACEJAM, an
 international youth program focusing on inspiring the next generation of
 peacemakers.
     Williams is a prominent supporter and advocate for the performing arts in
 the New York City area, working with organizations such as the Boys Choir of
 Harlem and Opera Ebony.   He also serves on the board of advisors of the New
 York City Landmarks Conservancy, the General Theological Seminary in New York
 City, and the Balm in Gilead, an AIDS services organization.
     Williams is a graduate of Morehouse College, the General Theological
 Seminary and the Colgate Rochester Divinity School.  He was also a fellow at
 Harvard and Howard Universities.  He is currently a visiting professor of
 Pastoral Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.
 
     The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a
 commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and
 excluded people throughout the world. The foundation seeks to identify, and
 address at their source, the causes of human suffering and need. The
 foundation's approach to current global challenges focuses on poor people's
 daily existence, and how the process of globalization can be turned to their
 advantage. Program funding is focused on grant making areas that reflect the
 interconnected and intertwined themes of people's lives -- their health, food,
 work, creative expression and the impact of globalization on the poor.
 
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