PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenya T. Boswell, charitable giving manager at BNY Mellon, has been named President of the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, effective January 1. Boswell will succeed James P. McDonald, who previously announced plans to retire at year-end.
"Kenya has successfully advanced workforce development programs in partnership with local
non-profit organizations and has led a series of funding initiatives to help veterans, young people aging out of foster care, families in economic distress and many others in need," said Jeep Bryant, BNY Mellon's global head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs. "This appointment is well-deserved recognition of Kenya's contributions to the growth of the Foundation and her role in deepening its community impact across the Pittsburgh region."
The Foundation recently launched a $1 million Social Innovation Challenge in partnership with The Forbes Funds that will enable nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania to solve critical social challenges and crowdsource technical solutions. Each year, BNY Mellon invests more than $7 million in the Pittsburgh region through a combination of grants, charitable sponsorships and matching gifts.
"We also celebrate Jim McDonald's extraordinary leadership at our company for more than three decades," Bryant said. "He has made a lasting impact on the Pittsburgh region and so many of the communities we serve around the world."
Boswell joined BNY Mellon in 2008 from Duquesne Light, where she managed the company's signature Partners in Education program and a variety of successful community relations initiatives. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's in Management from Robert Morris University and has completed Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women. Earlier this year, Boswell was recognized as a Black Achiever in Industry by the Harlem YMCA for her professional accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to diversity. She has also been named to Pittsburgh magazine's 40 Under 40 list.
McDonald joined the company in 1982 and has been a principal architect of BNY Mellon's global philanthropy strategy. He and his team created the company's "Powering Potential" program, supporting basic needs and workforce development programs, and inspiring thousands of employees to contribute and volunteer in their communities. BNY Mellon's total company and employee financial contributions over the last three years exceed $100 million.
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