The board of directors of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers announced today the appointment of longtime philanthropy executive David Biemesderfer as the organization’s next president and CEO. He will begin serving in this new role in mid-January 2016.
“David is an innovative leader who has been deeply involved with the work of regional association of grantmakers (RAs) for the past 20 years,” said Marissa Manlove, chair of the Forum’s board of directors and president and CEO of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. “He brings to the Forum a strong understanding of the vital role that regional associations play in the philanthropic sector, a heartfelt commitment to the power of the national RA network to strengthen philanthropy, and a passion for the Forum Network’s potential in the future. The Forum board and staff look forward to the entrepreneurial vision and strategic leadership he will bring to catalyze the full power of the Forum — the largest network serving philanthropy in America.”
Over the next two years the Forum will be refining and putting into action a new vision through an inclusive, collaborative, and co-designed process with current and new partners.