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A well-known Akron philanthropist will take a seat on the board of trustees for the Knight Foundation.
William H. Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, will join the board of leaders for the organization. Considine was honored with the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. He also serves as the board chair for the Knight-funded Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today that William H. Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, will join the foundation’s board of trustees.
“Knight Foundation started in Akron and continues to be inspired by the ideals of Akronites Jack and Jim Knight,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president of Knight Foundation. “Bill Considine is the embodiment of those values. As the head of one of the region’s most important hospitals and an active and engaged member of that community, Bill represents the values and ethic of our founders.”
In addition to his position at the children’s hospital, Considine has helped lead numerous health-care, educational and cultural organizations at the local, state and national levels. He is also the board chair of the Knight-funded Austen BioInnovation Institute.
“I am excited to work with Knight Foundation on helping create a more informed and engaged Akron,” Considine said. “This opportunity is personal to me. I grew up in Akron and used to deliver the Akron Beacon Journal. My life was touched by the Knight family in many ways. Becoming a trustee is a privilege that I welcome on many levels.”
Knight Foundation is dedicated to the ideal that democracies thrive when communities are informed and engaged. The foundation supports transformational ideas that engage communities, promote quality journalism and media innovation, and foster the arts.
On the Web: www.knightfoundation.org
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