with Nike being in the news, thought I'd take a quick look
The President and CEO of the Foundation is Maria Eitel
she has an interesting past
Maria Eitel is the President of the Nike Foundation and a Vice President of NIKE, Inc. As president of the Nike Foundation, she has lead the Foundation’s work to increase opportunities for the world’s most disadvantaged girls.
Prior to becoming the Foundation’s first president, Ms. Eitel served as Nike Inc.’s first vice president for corporate responsibility, leading the development and implementation of the company’s first corporate responsibility agenda.
Before Nike, Ms. Eitel served as European corporate affairs group manager for Microsoft Corporation where she managed corporate, public and community affairs for the company’s European headquarters. Prior to Microsoft, she worked with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and MCI Communications Corp.
From 1989 to 1992, Ms. Eitel served in the White House as deputy director of media relations and later as special assistant to the President for media affairs. Ms. Eitel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and is an alumnus of the Stanford University Business School Executive Program.
Eitel began her career as a journalist, and later progressed to become Deputy Director of Media Affairs at the White House. In 1992 she was appointed to the role of Special Assistant to the President George H.W. Bush
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Maria Eitel to be Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Apr 21, 2009
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and George H.W. Bush Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
........... Lots to look into here, I have a bit on AmeriCorps
was looking up Father Groppi of the 60's and found he was part of VISTA
here is a basic on AmeriCorps
Here is an interview with Maria that names NGO's the Foundation works with
I think The Nike Foundation needs some serious looking into