National Grid Foundation Elects Eileen Cohen as New Chairman of the Board

National Grid Foundation Elects Eileen Cohen as New Chairman of the Board

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Eileen Cohen

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am

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February 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid Foundation announces Eileen Cohen has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. She replaces Al Wiltshire who retired as Chairman in December 2018 after joining the Foundation in 2008. Ms. Cohen, who also joined the board in 2008, has served as a board member and vice-chairman for National Grid Foundation. 

Recently retired from JP Morgan Asset Management as Managing Director, Ms. Cohen was Chair of the North America Governance Committee and led the firm’s initiatives in corporate governance. She also was a Senior Client Portfolio Manager and a proven expert in investment consulting, financial management and financial communications. 

Ms. Cohen is as a mentor in the Executive On Campus program and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College and is Senior fellow at the Conference Board Governance Center. 

Ms. Cohen said, “It’s an honor to be named chairman of National Grid Foundation. We will continue the work we have accomplished partnering with a diverse group of non-profits. My tenure as a board member has provided a platform for us to move forward and look toward the next 20 years.” 

“The board, staff and I thank Al for inspiring us and the organizations we support. His message of building stronger communities and transforming lives is paramount to the Foundation,” said Ed White, Executive Director, National Grid Foundation. “Beginning the new year with a new chairman brings excitement to the work we do. Believing in the mission and keeping our focus on creating meaningful opportunities will create a better world for all of us.” 

Happy Birthday, National Grid Foundation Making a difference one dollar, one person, one organization and one community at a time – that’s National Grid Foundation’s mission. For 20 years, the purpose hasn’t changed. 

National Grid Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary December 11, 2018. Beginning as KeySpan Foundation in 1998, the Foundation has built a legacy around its belief in and commitment to the communities it serves. Throughout the 20 years, the Foundation has supported tens of thousands of people and more than 1,000 organizations with $25 million in grants. 

Throughout 2019, National Grid Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with some special events beginning with a Virtual Birthday Party on February 4. Visit the website at to learn more about the organizations the Foundation supports.