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August 02, 2015 5:40 PM ET

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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.

1 Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49017

United States

Founded in 1930

Phone:

616-968-1611

Key Executives for W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 67
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 52
Senior Vice President for Programs
Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Key Developments

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Executive Changes

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced the appointment of Patrick Simpson as a director of programming for WKKF's Food, Health & Well-being portfolio, Diane Smith and Alana White as program officers supporting the foundation's Michigan portfolio statewide, and Dr. Kimberly Howard Robinson as a planning, evaluation and research officer. Simpson was named as the director of Food, Health & Well-being after KKF's Maternal and Child Health program work as a program officer dating back to 2010. Prior to joining WKKF, Simpson was the executive director of CityMatCH - University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he focused on maternal and child health needs in U.S. urban areas. Smith and White were named as program officers supporting the foundation's Michigan portfolio statewide, with particular emphasis in Battle Creek. Smith joined the foundation in May 1994 as a program assistant and most recently was a program manager supporting the Michigan team. White joined the foundation in April 2013 as a program manager, after working with the Living Cities investment in Detroit. Dr. Robinson will be responsible for designing, leading and supporting the planning, research and evaluation-related activities across WKKF, collaborating with programming executives and officers along the way. Prior to accepting this new position, Robinson was an independent education consultant working with school districts and education-based nonprofits to help implement system-wide accountability and the use of data to inform decision making.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Appoints Management

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the selection of four vice presidents and two directors. Joseph (Joe) Scantlebury has been named vice president for program strategy for the foundation's place-based work. He will lead, design and implement strategic programming efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in the foundation's priority places. Scantlebury will join the foundation on Jan. 5, 2015, and report to Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Barbara Ferrer. Dianna Langenburg has been named vice president for talent and human resources, effective Nov. 1, 2014. In this role, she will provide strategic leadership of the foundation's efforts to develop and recruit talent and create an environment in which staff are engaged and valued. Langenburg joined the foundation in 1993 and has been the director of human resources and organizational services since 2012. Cindy Smith has been named vice president for integrated services, effective Nov. 1, 2014. In this role, she will provide executive leadership for the foundation's Grant Services (tax eligibility, program-related investments, grant commitments and appropriation recommendations and matching gifts program), Contract Services, Meeting & Travel Services, Organizational Budgeting and Organizational Services. Smith was most recently the foundation's director of program services. Dr. Alandra Washington has been named vice president for quality and organizational effectiveness, effective Nov. 1, 2014. She is responsible for the overall strategic coordination and integration of the foundation's programming and operations efforts, including advancing the development, implementation and oversight of business process reengineering, quality improvement and organizational performance initiatives. Washington most recently was the director or quality and organizational effectiveness. Carmen Heredia-Lopez has been selected as the foundation's director of investments, effective Dec. 1, 2014. In this role, her primary responsibility will be for the investments of the foundation's portfolio, which includes driving the further development of the foundation's mission-driven investment (MDI) strategy and managing emerging diversity-owned firm work and diversified assets. Heredia-Lopez is currently the chief investment officer at the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Dr. Huilan Krenn was named director of evaluation for the foundation, effective Sept. 1, 2014, reporting to Nguyen. She is responsible for leading and managing evaluation-related activities in support of all WKKF programming areas and helping the organization measure and understand the outcomes, impacts and lessons learned from its work. Krenn joined the foundation in August 2002 as an evaluation manager providing leadership and technical assistance to grantmaking efforts in the area of impact assessment and program evaluation. Most recently, she was a program officer for Education & Learning.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces the Selection of Two Senior Leadership Executives

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced the selection of two senior leadership executives. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, the acclaimed executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, has been named chief strategy officer, effective October 6, 2014. Linh Nguyen, currently the company's vice president for Learning & Impact and interim vice president for program strategy leading the company's place-based work, was named chief operating officer, effective immediately. Both will report to the President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron. Ferrer and Nguyen join a leadership team that has been aligned over the past nine months to produce results that make a difference in the lives of families and their children, better serve WKKF grantees and adhere to the values of founder Will Keith Kellogg. As chief strategy officer, Ferrer will assume leadership of the foundation's work to develop, define and hone strategies in places and for each program area, and she will lead the vice presidents directly overseeing this work. Linh Nguyen will lead all the operational aspects of the foundation and oversee the vice presidents that direct four of the foundation's core internal areas -- Information Systems and Technology, Integrated Services, Quality & Organizational Effectiveness and Talent.

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