RBF Institutional Milestones

Stephen Heintz Becomes President

After an extensive search, the Fund appointed Stephen B. Heintz as its next president, replacing Colin Campbell who had left to head the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 2000. Heintz took office in February 2001. He had first worked with the RBF when he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the EastWest Institute (formerly the Institute of East-West Security Studies), an RBF grantee since the late 1980s. There he worked on issues of economic reform, civil society development, and international security. Immediately prior to joining the Fund, Heintz served as founding president of Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, a public policy research and advocacy organization working to enhance the vitality of American democracy and promote more broadly shared economic prosperity. Under his leadership, the RBF has redesigned its program architecture, moved to new, environmentally “green” offices, and begun the process of divesting its holdings from fossil fuel companies.

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