Corporate partner Robert E. Denham was elected to chair the 15-member board of directors of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Denham has served on MacArthur's Board since November 2000 and will begin his new role effective June 2007.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. With assets of over $6 billion and grants and program-related investments totaling approximately $225 million annually, MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest private philanthropic foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
Mr. Denham is a trustee of the New School University, Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles (Vice Chairman), Russell Sage Foundation and The Financial Accounting Foundation (Chairman). He is also a public member of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a Presidential appointee to the APEC Business Advisory Council and the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform.