Last week The James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors approved $7.35 million in grants to five organizations working within the Foundation’s new area of focus: increasing economic and political opportunity for Californian families and young adults who are working but struggling with poverty.
The executive actions and the divisive rhetoric of the first days of the new federal administration are deeply troubling. They unfairly discriminate against immigrants and refugees, threatening our values, tearing at the fabric of our diverse communities, and undermining our economy.
As the Chair of Irvine’s Board of Directors, it is my great privilege to welcome two outstanding new board members for 2017: Goodwin Liu, an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, and Ms. Sara Recktenwald, former regional head of the Securities Division for Goldman Sachs.
Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, sat down with YBCA's Jon Moscone on a Tuesday evening, one week before the elections and almost two years after he joined Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as Chief of Civic Engagement, to discuss his unique role and what the future of arts and civic engagement looks like, at YBCA and in the arts field at large.