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Company Overview of W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Company Overview

W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization with $5.7 million assets under management. The foundation receives most of its investment from W.K. Kellogg Trust. It was founded by W.K. Kellogg and has over $6 billion in assets and awards $500 million in grants to programs involving health, food, systems and rural development, education, and volunteerism annually. W.K. Kellogg Foundation makes grants in the United States, Latin America, and Southern Africa. The foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan. W.K. Kellogg Foundation operates as a subsidiary of Kellogg Company.

1 Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49017

United States

Founded in 1930



Key Executives for W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 68
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 53
Senior Vice President for Programs
Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Key Developments

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Management Appointments

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the selection of Tonya Williams as its vice president for policy, communications and knowledge analytics and Dion Santana Trahan as its director of advance. Both roles are newly created and will provide pivotal support in setting the direction for all of the foundation's policy, communication and advocacy investments worldwide. Both Williams and Trahan joined the foundation on Dec. 12 and report to AJ Jones II, WKKF's chief policy and communications officer. Williams will provide strategic counsel and leadership to the foundation, while managing the policy and external communications staff. Williams also will provide strategic external support for the foundation, its grantees and public/private partnerships to promote the foundation's mission, vision, values and strategies. Williams most recently served as the special assistant to the vice president and director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., where she served as the primary liaison between the Office of the Vice President and Congress. In Trahan's role, he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of communication projects across the foundation and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to design, plan and implement strategic communications campaigns and projects to advance the foundation's mission. Trahan also will play an integral role in preparing WKKF President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron for events and coordinating with media and other local, national and international entities to successfully communicate the foundation's strategies. Previously, Trahan was the director of healthcare and benefits solutions at Micropact in Herndon, Virginia Dion provided healthcare software solutions to several federal and state government agencies through innovative projects. His understanding of the intersection of healthcare and regulations has allowed him to work on projects such as the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals at The Department of Health and Human Services; the Senior Medicare Patrol program and the State Health Insurance Program at the Administration for Community Living, and other programs at the National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Presents at 11th Annual SuperReturn Asia 2016, Sep-28-2016 12:10 PM

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Presents at 11th Annual SuperReturn Asia 2016, Sep-28-2016 12:10 PM. Venue: JW Marriott Hong, Hong Kong. Speakers: Carlos Rangel, Director of Investments and Risk Management.

Kellogg Foundation Presents at The East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference 2016, Sep-28-2016 11:50 AM

Kellogg Foundation Presents at The East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference 2016, Sep-28-2016 11:50 AM. Venue: Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Cynthia Muller, Program and Portfolio Officer.

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