May 21, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Before moving to the United States from London two years ago, Jacqueline Sibanda had worked as a community-relations specialist for a British cellphone company, and was part of a team that negotiated with local residents wherever a new cellphone tower was planned. While she loved the corporate world, she yearned to use her communications skills for the greater good.
Robert L. Gallucci, a former American diplomat and weapons inspector, has been chosen to be the next president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest foundations.
Robert Gallucci will be the new president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Chicago-based organization announced today, in tapping the veteran Washington envoy and educator to head one of the nation's most prestigious philanthropies.
Like many for-profit companies, charities are seeking help from the government, and they are upset that policy makers do not understand how much the recession has hurt them.
Charitably inclined people are anxious. Charities, like businesses and families, have suffered in the economic maelstrom, while their services are needed more than ever. But donors fear they can no longer afford to give as much as they once did.