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NonProfit Times Announces Influential Top 50 for 2009

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The NonProfit Times, a leading business publication covering the nonprofit sector, has released its annual Power and Influence Top 50 list, which this year reflects the growing importance of the national service movement.

This year’s list also boasts the P&I debut of eighteen nonprofit executives — the largest turnover in the twelve-year history of the list. New to the Power and Influence Top 50 are Fred J. Ali, president and CEO of the Weingart Foundation; John Bridgeland, president and CEO of Civic Enterprises; Michael Brown, co-founder and CEO of City Year; Sharon Burns, chief information officer of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone; Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation; Robert Greenstein, founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Stephen B. Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Alan Kazei, founder and CEO of Be the Change, Inc.; Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation; Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment; A. Barry Rand, CEO of AARP; Holly Ross, executive director of NTEN; David Saltzman, executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation; Blair H. Taylor, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, Thomas J. Tierney, chairman and co-founder of Bridgespan Group; Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation; and Jane Wales, president and co-founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum.

Returning to the list after having fallen off it for at least a year were Emmett Carson, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Peter Goldberg, president and CEO of Families International.

Those on the 2009 list also named to last year’s list(**) include Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector; Israel L. Gaither, national commander of the Salvation Army; Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of the United Way of America; Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations; Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light Institute; Lorie A. Slutsky, president of the New York Community Trust; and Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. William C. McGinly, president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, is the only nonprofit executive who has appeared in all twelve editions of the list.

To view or download the list, visit the NPT Web site.

“Volunteering as a Fashion Statement.” NonProfit Times 8/01/09.

** Also on the 2009 list also named to last year’s list is Gara LaMarche, president and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies.

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