Foundation Announces Next Executive Director

Posted on September 15, 2016

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation are pleased to announce that Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley has been selected from among 130 applicants to serve as the Foundation’s next Executive Director, effective December 14. She will succeed Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid, who, along with Program Officer Diane C. Wilfrid, will be retiring after nine years at the Foundation.

Since 1981, the Newcombe Foundation has awarded more than $65 million toward 39,500 scholarships and fellowships, and its corpus has grown from the original bequest of $16 million to more than $45 million. It has also stimulated and supported the development of 106 Newcombe-endowed Scholarship Funds at sixty-four colleges and universities, which now have a combined market value of nearly $22 million.

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Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley