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The W. Clement & Jesse V. Stone Foundation has named Tony Smith as its new executive director.
Smith, the acclaimed superintendent of schools in Oakland, California, will take over on August 1 replacing Sandra Treacy who retired after 14 years with the foundation.
The 55-year-old Stone Foundation makes grants to improve the lives of young Americans, focusing particularly on education, early childhood and youth development. In 2013, it will make approximately $4.4 million in grants to programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.
Norman Stone, the president of the foundation, said: “Tony Smith is a great match for the foundation and its future. We are delighted to have been able to convince him to take the reins of the organization. Tony brings with him a solid track record of accomplishment and a passion for making life better for young people, particularly those who need the most help.”
The Stone Foundation executive offices have been in San Francisco but will be relocating to Chicago, where its founders grew up, raised a family and started an insurance business. The shift will make it more efficient for the foundation to coordinate its work among its grantees, trustees and staff. The move also will make it possible for Smith to live close to his ailing father-in-law.
The presidency of the foundation will undergo a generational shift this October when Norman Stone, the current president and a resident of California, will turn the presidency over to Sandra Stone, a resident of Maine.
For more information, contact Sandra Stone, president-elect, at firstname.lastname@example.org or The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation at 415-561-6691.
The Stone Foundation awarded over $4 million in grants in 2012. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
The Stone Foundation hosted its fifth annual convening of education grantees in the fall of 2012. Representatives from grantee organizations in Boston, Chicago, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area gathered discuss common challenges they face as they attempt to grow, expand their reach and work to deepen their impact. This report synthesizes key themes and ideas as these education leaders shared and learned from each other.