Senior Leadership

Jayson Smart named Managing Director, Programs at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Jayson Smart has been promoted to Managing Director, Programs (MDP). The MDP role is part of the Program Cabinet at MACP, which includes the Vice President, Programs and three MDPs. Each of the Managing Directors oversees multiple program teams to ensure effective strategies are in place and that

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies announces key leadership changes and promotions

A graphic of portraits for Liz Borer, Ted Chen, Kim Christianson, and Amber Rudell against a blue background with a red transparent overlay that reads their names and titles. The text reads: Elizabeth (Liz) Borer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Boards Ted Chen, Vice President, Equity, Culture, and Learning Kim Christianson, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration Amber Rudell, Vice President, Strategic Planning

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, April 4, 2023 — Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is pleased to announce recent promotions and expanded roles and responsibilities in key leadership positions at the organization. Elizabeth (Liz) Borer has been promoted to General Counsel and Secretary of the Boards. Liz joined MACP in 2013 and most recently served as Associate

Kurian Thomas joins Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies as Vice President, Programs

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Kurian Thomas will join the organization as Vice President, Programs, effective August 15. In this position, Kurian will lead the organization’s programs team to ensure MACP strategies, grantmaking, and evaluative practices align with the organization’s mission, Philosophy of Grantmaking, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Kurian