Heinz Asks an Old Friend Back to Lead After Fracking Fallout

The Heinz family is rebooting its foundation's leadership following a mess under the previous president. After weathering a controversy over fracking in which the philanthropy appeared too cozy with the oil and gas industry, the Heinz Endowments have appointed longtime associate and former staffer Grant Oliphant as the new president. 

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Aspen Ski Co’s Employee-Run Foundation Takes a Side in Fracking Fight

The debate over natural gas fracking is a divisive one in many states right now, and Colorado—where 51 percent of residents said they were in favor in one recent poll—is no exception. In the wealthy town of Aspen, one foundation that is run by employees of a major ski resort company has joined the fray in some high-profile battles.

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Heinz Endowments Losing Heads over Fracking Debate

Over the course of just a few months, the Heinz Endowments has seen several of their leaders leave the organization. The president, the senior director of the environmental program, and the communications director all left their jobs between August and October of 2013. The changes have many grantees wondering where Heinz Endowments is headed and how these changes will affect grants going forward.
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