Published On: Tue, Sep 16th, 2014

Koret Elects Co-Presidents Anita Fridman and Michael Boskin

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Tad Taub announced that after 30 years as president of the Koret Foundation, he is stepping down. For the first time, Koret will have co-Presidents: Anita Fridman and Michael Boskin. Fridman is executive director at the San Francisco-based Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and is the first female president of the Koret foundation. Michael Boskin is a prominent economist and author, former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (1989-93) and is a professor at Stanford University.

Taub commented on the co-Presidents, “Michael is a superb scholar, well-versed in the corporate world and experience philanthropically. Anita is possibly the most exceptional social service executive in California, if not the United States.”

The Koret foundation supports projects in Jewish communities in the Bay Area, Israel and Poland. It also funds Bay area institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art. Koret was founded in 1979 and has given $500 million worth of grants to the Shoah Foundation, Stanford School of Medicine, Hebrew University Bay area Hillels and Chabad Houses and many other institutions.

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