Annual Report 2005
Board, Management Appointments Strengthen Foundation
The silver bowl of John D. Rockefeller Jr., awarded to Colonial Williamsburg's founding benefactor more than 50 years ago commemorating 25 years of service to the restoration of the historic city, was returned to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a gift in 2005 courtesy of the estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller. Similar engraved bowls are awarded to employees upon completion of 25 years of service to the Foundation.
During 2005 the Foundation board of trustees elected two members and honored two retiring trustees. Richard M. Donnelly, principal of Donnelly Associates, a consulting firm to the manufacturing industry, and an industrial partner with Ripplewood Holdings, LLC, a private-equity firm, joined the board. His career spans more than 30 years in management at General Motors, much of that focused on international operations. Donnelly and his wife, Sue, are members of the Foundation's Raleigh Tavern Society and live in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Cynthia Hardin Milligan, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska, also joined the board of trustees in 2005. A lawyer and formerly a consultant to financial institutions, she is a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank-Omaha and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she serves as chairman. She and her husband, Bob, are members of the Raleigh Tavern Society and reside in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Trustees Estelle Tanner and Gordon S. Wood retired after 13 and 12 years of service, respectively. Each is now a senior trustee of the Foundation. Tanner, an oral historian and civic leader, is co-chair of the Foundation's comprehensive campaign. During her tenure on the board she chaired the Educational Programs and Policies Committee and served on several other committees. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History at Brown University and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Radicalism of the American Revolution. As a senior trustee, he will chair a new committee to oversee the Foundation's education for citizenship outreach initiatives.
Among management appointments during 2005, Kirsten Kellogg joined the Foundation as director of planned giving operations in development. Nicholas R. DiMeglio was appointed general manager of the Williamsburg Inn. Perry L. Goodbar was named vice president for hospitality sales and business development. Thomas R. Shrout joined the Foundation as director of public affairs. Cara L. Sisson and Judith Winslow joined the development group as directors of special gifts, and Sophia Hart transferred from the Foundation's public relations department to become director of corporate and foundation relations in development.