Barbara D. Finberg

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Barbara Finberg "is vice president of MEM Associates, a not-for-profit organization whose principals are engaged in program planning, development, and institutional management in philanthropy and nonprofit organizations; in education about the nonprofit sector; and in children's health, education, and development. Previously, she served as a program officer, vice president for programs, and executive vice president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making foundation. In 1965, she initiated the foundation's grant making in early childhood education, which included the plan for and launching of Sesame Street. From 1996 through 1998, Mrs. Finberg was chair of Independent Sector, the national organization of more than 740 philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in the United States. She is currently a member of several governing boards, including High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, the Parent-Child Home Program, Educational Equity Concepts, The University of Cape Town (South Africa) Fund, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Fund, and Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest. She is also a member of four advisory committees at Stanford University, her alma mater, including the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and two at Human Rights Watch.“ [1]

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