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Joshua J. Mintz

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

As Vice President, General Counsel (since 1994) and Secretary of the Foundation, Mintz is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the Foundation worldwide and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team that advises the President of the Foundation on policy matters and strategic direction. He also coordinates the work of MacArthur Advisory Services, an initiative of the Foundation through which MacArthur staff with appropriate expertise advises other foundations, corporate donors, and individual donors on a range of issues and questions and help connect such donors to other external resources when appropriate.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mintz was a partner with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in commercial litigation and business reorganization, including real estate restructurings.

Mintz currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Security Council Reports, a charitable organization whose mission is to make the work of the Security Council more effective and transparent. Mintz is past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Protective Association, a not-for-profit organization providing counseling and other services to children at risk and their families. He is also on the Board of the Francis W. Parker School, an independent private school, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mintz was a member of the Board of Directors of the Donors Forum from 2003-2009, where, during various periods, he served as the Treasurer, the Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the Compensation/Benefits Committee. Mintz was also member of the Legal Framework Work Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector convened by Independent Sector.

Mintz received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1981. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/education from the University of Colorado.

Joshua J. Mintz works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:


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