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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 Presents at SuperInvestor Asia 2016, Mar-14-2016 through Mar-16-2016

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Presents at SuperInvestor Asia 2016, Mar-14-2016 through Mar-16-2016. Venue: Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Presentation Date & Speakers: Mar-15-2016, Carlos Rangel, Director of Investments and Risk Management.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Appointments of Two Key Senior Leadership Executives

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced the selection of two key senior leadership executives. Aranthan (AJ) Jones II has been named as chief policy and communications officer, effective Feb. 1, 2016. This is a newly created executive position that will set the leadership direction for all of the foundation's policy, communication and advocacy investments worldwide. Gail C. Christopher, D.N., currently WKKF's senior advisor and vice president for policy, will be providing leadership for an unprecedented effort to be announced next week on behalf of the foundation. Both will report to President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron, and reflect a change in the leadership structure at WKKF. Jones and Christopher will serve on the foundation's executive leadership team, which provides overall planning, execution and direction for the foundation. As chief policy and communications officer, Jones will lead the execution of policy, communications and advocacy strategies worldwide. Jones will build and manage the foundation's worldwide communications, policy and advocacy staff. Additionally, he will establish regional communication and policy network hubs to further advance the foundation's and its grantees' strategic priorities. Jones comes to the Kellogg Foundation having recently served as the first head of worldwide government affairs for Gilead Sciences a leading biotech company. In this capacity, he led a global team to develop, advance and engage public policies and regulations to expand access and pharmaceutical innovation.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Executive Changes

W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the election of a new trustee to its board of directors, a new board chair, as well as the re-election of its trustees and officers during its annual meeting. Dr. Cathann Kress of Ames, Iowa, will join the board in January, bringing the number of trustees to nine. Ramn Murgua of Kansas City, Kansas, was elected as the new chair for a one-year term, replacing Bobby Moser of Columbus, Ohio, whose term as chair expired. Trustees re-elected to a new three-year term include Cynthia Milligan of Lincoln, Nebraska; Roderick Gillum of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Richard Tsoumas of Battle Creek, Michigan.

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