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Shelley Lyford in USA Today: Foxhole promises made good

posted Tue, Jan 15, 2019

Shelley Lyford, President and Chief Executive Officer of West Health, profiles two Vietnam veterans and their lives of service: philanthropist Gary West, founder of West Health; and her own father, Doug Lyford, a high school teacher in Vermont.

Mary O'Donnell named VP of Retirement Research Foundation

posted Wed, Jan 9, 2019

The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is pleased to announce that Mary O’Donnell has been named Vice President of the Foundation. RRF is based in Chicago and was endowed in 1978 by the late John D. MacArthur. RRF funds efforts to improve the quality of life of older people in America. It is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging. Ms. O’Donnell joined RRF as a Program Officer in 2009 and was promoted to the role of Senior Program Officer in 2013. During this time, Mary contributed to all of RRF’s grantmaking program areas, with a particular focus on Organizational Capacity Building. She has been active on a variety of philanthropic committees and served on the national Board of Directors of Grantmakers in Aging for several years. In 2018, Mary was selected by Grantmakers in Health as a Fellow with the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. Mary earned her master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, with concentrations in geriatric social work and nonprofit management. Grant Highlights 2018 December 2018 Newsletter August 2018 Newsletter March 2018 Newsletter 2017 December 2017 Newsletter August 2017 Newsletter March 2017 Newsletter 2016 November 2016 Newsletter


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