The Center Adds Three New Exemplary Members to its Board of Advisors
The Center is delighted to welcome three new members who are distinguished leaders in philanthropy who bring valuable expertise and insights. They are:
Grant Oliphant, CEO of The Conrad Prebys Foundation in San Diego, which supports education, the arts, medical research and healthcare, and youth development in the region. Oliphant has more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership and is a nationally recognized advocate for social justice and civic engagement. He is the former president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh and a former president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Gerun Riley, President of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which invests in advancing entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science, medical research and the arts. Riley is based in Los Angeles and oversees the foundation’s strategic direction and grantmaking activities. She has over 20 years of experience in philanthropy and has worked on a number of key initiatives, including The Broad Prize for Urban Education, the architectural competition and opening of The Broad Museum, and the foundation’s organizational strategy, design, and governance.
Victoria Rogers is the President and CEO of the Rose Hills Foundation, which funds education, health, and arts initiatives in Pasadena and beyond. Under her leadership, the Foundation has increased its annual giving, expanded its geographic reach, and launched several flagship programs for advancing equity and inclusion in Los Angeles County. She has over 20 years of experience in the philanthropic sector, leading strategic grantmaking, building partnerships, and advocating for positive change.
Board Chair Cinny Kennard, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, announced the addition of new board members at the Center’s Leadership Meeting on October 19, held at the Wallis Annenberg GenSpace. “We could not be more thrilled to have these three superstars with us as we focus on refreshing our work and increasing our impact in these challenging times, “Kennard said. “It’s a watershed moment for philanthropy, and we are pleased to have Grant, Vicky, and Gerun helping to guide us into the future.”