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Jack Rosenthal Appointed Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Philanthropies

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New York, January 15, 2010 – Jack Rosenthal has been appointed Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Philanthropies effective January 4, 2010. Bringing to bear his extensive experience in philanthropy, journalism and government, Rosenthal will provide counsel to the foundation’s four programmes in seven countries and advise Atlantic’s senior leadership on ways to support journalism programs and initiatives that advance the foundation’s mission and programme objectives.

Rosenthal, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been a reporter, editor and executive at The New York Times since 1969, most recently serving as President of The New York Times Company Foundation since 2000. The Foundation, which suspended grantmaking in 2009, awarded grants to advance journalism, education, culture, service and the environment.

Rosenthal led the Foundation’s efforts to provide emergency support to lower Manhattan nonprofits devastated by the events of September 11, 2001 and, in 2002, was given awards by the Human Resources Council of New York and the Children’s Aid Society for his work on behalf of 9/11 victims. In 2007, Rosenthal, who was born in Tel-Aviv, received the Merage Foundation National Leadership Award for distinguished service by an immigrant to America.

Prior to joining The New York Times, Rosenthal served in the U.S. Army, was special assistant to Attorneys General Robert Kennedy and Nicholas Katzenbach, and was the principal editor of the presidential commission report on urban riots in 1968.

Rosenthal is Chairman and co-founder of the nonprofit ReServe, which identifies employment opportunities for skilled older adults at public and private service agencies, and a member of the board of directors of StoryCorps, both Atlantic grantees. He also serves on the boards of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, and the Everybody Wins Foundation and on the Advisory Committee of the Thomas Jefferson Papers.

“There are few people more strategic, creative and collaborative in philanthropy than Jack, and I am delighted that he will be joining us as a resident fellow,” said Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies. “The investigative journalism community plays an essential role in democratic societies, including helping citizens make informed choices that can in turn influence policymakers. Jack is the ideal colleague to lead Atlantic’s potential contributions in this area as we seek to achieve impact in our remaining decade.”

“People around the world have come to know Atlantic Philanthropies for the monumentality of its work and the modesty of its staff,” Rosenthal said.“It’s an honor and a challenge to be associated with both.”

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