Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Today's NonProfit Times is reporting that Laysha L. Ward, president of Community Relations for Target Corporation and leader of the Target Foundation, was yesterday elected chair of the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
According to the Times, as the nation's largest grant maker for service and social innovation, "CNCS engages more than five million Americans through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs, and leads president Barack Obama's United We Serve initiative."
The bipartisan board, whose members are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, sets overall policy and direction for the agency and its programs and provides guidance to the agency’s CEO. Ward was appointed to the CNCS board by President George W. Bush in 2008.
Ward replaces outgoing CNCS board chair Mark Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, who served three terms on the CNCS board, including board chair since June 2010.