Dear Grantees, Partners, and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce, on behalf of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) Board of Trustees, that Dr. Michael J. Murray has been selected as the 6th President of AVDF.  Dr. Murray succeeds Dr. Nancy Cable who served as president of AVDF from 2012 - 2018.

The Foundations conducted a national search to fill the presidential position.  After a thorough review of hundreds of applications from very impressive candidates with a wide range of expertise, the AVDF Search Committee and Board of Trustees recognized Dr. Murray's professional background and experience demonstrate the type of leader we need to guide the work of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations now and into the future.  

Dr. Murray is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Programs for the John Templeton Foundation in Conshohocken, PA.  He will join the AVDF staff team in his new role on April 1, 2019.  

You may view the full press release on Dr. Murray's appointment HERE.

Best wishes for a successful New Year!

J.H. Dow Davis
Chairman of the Board
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations




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