Nellie Mae Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

NEC Member Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in New England that focuses exclusively on education, recently announced the appointments of Elizabeth Hilpman and Dr. John H. Jackson to its Board of Directors.

These two appointees are well qualified and bring extensive background and experience to the Nellie May Foundation Board. Ms. Hilpman is currently President of Barlow Partners Inc., where she also previously served as Chief Investment Officer and partner. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President of Investments at Commonfund, a non-profit serving asset management firm, and was an Investment Officer at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Jackson is currently the President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. He has served as the NAACP’s Chief Policy Officer and its National Director of Education, and as as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University., Dr. Jackson also served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration, and member of the Education Policy Transition Work Group on the Obama-Biden transition team.

“Liz and John’s leadership in guiding organizations in both the private and philanthropic sectors will be a wonderful addition to the Foundation as we continue to work with districts and communities to steer 21st century education toward more equitable approaches to learning. . . We are thrilled to have John – a respected leader around educational equity – and Liz – an expert on alternative investment strategies –​ joining our Board,” said Nick Donohue, President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Ms. Hilpman will serve on the Board’s Audit and Risk and Investment committees and Dr. Jackson will serve on the Board’s Equity and Governance committees.

The New England Council applauds the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for appointing such exceptional talent to its Board and wishes the best of luck to the foundation. Read more on Nellie Mae’s website or on Philanthropy News Digest.

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