MacArthur President Robert L. Gallucci will leave the Foundation on July 1, at the end of his five-year term, Board Chairman Marjorie Scardino announced today. Gallucci previously served as Dean of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service for 13 years.
“Bob accomplished what he set out to do and more at MacArthur,” said Scardino. “He changed the Foundation’s culture and practices, embedding assessment in all of our programs so we realize the power of impact; recruiting and nursing talented professionals and giving them the freedom to use their talents to make MacArthur better; and maintaining the Foundation’s reputation for creativity and impact.”
She continued, “As the end of his term approaches, the Board decided to look for a new kind of leadership to accelerate the pace of change in how MacArthur can use existing and new tools to tackle even bigger goals.”
“It has been an honor to lead MacArthur and work with such an extraordinary Board, staff, and group of grantees,” said Gallucci. “I found tremendous personal and professional fulfillment in helping to address some of the issues most critical to our collective future: preventing nuclear terrorism, strengthening American democracy, and reforming juvenile justice. I know MacArthur will continue its important work and only increase its local, national, and global impact in the years ahead.”
MacArthur’s Vice President for U.S. Programs Julia Stasch will serve as interim President starting on July 1, while a search is underway to find a permanent replacement. The Foundation will continue its current grantmaking and will not stop its urgent work to address some of the most significant challenges facing Chicago, the nation, and the world.