Friday, January 25, 2013
After 25 years of service to the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), including 12 years as President, Bill King has announced that he will retire as of June 30, 2013.
In addition to his role as president of MCF, Bill has been an active leader in national and international organizations supporting the growth of philanthropy and civil society. He currently serves on the board of WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support) based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a past chair of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and represented regional philanthropy on the board of the Council on Foundations. He has also been active in Minnesota's nonprofit community throughout his career serving on and chairing multiple boards.
Under his direction, MCF was recognized as a national leader in work on public trust and accountability, and on diversity, equity and inclusion. Throughout his career Bill worked to establish MCF as a network for funders, a resource for effective grantmaking and grantseeking, and a voice for philanthropy, representing the sector to key audiences and raising understanding of the role and impact of philanthropy in Minnesota.
Read more about this announcement at MCF.org.