Cheryl Loe
Communications Project Manager
The Foundation Center
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New York, NY -- April 23, 2014. The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, elected Deborah D. Hoover to its board at a meeting of the trustees on April 10, 2014. Ms. Hoover is president and CEO of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation in Hudson, Ohio. She also serves as advisory board chair of the Foundation Center's library/learning center in Cleveland and chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaboration that promotes the well-being of the people of Northeast Ohio by shaping and sustaining a long-term economic competitiveness strategy.

Following a career in law, Ms. Hoover joined The Burton D. Morgan Foundation as a program officer in 1999 and became its president and CEO in 2007. The foundation's grantmaking supports entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education initiatives at the youth, collegiate, and adult levels. A legacy of founder Burton D. Morgan (1916-2003), it connects people, ideas, organizations, and opportunities in Northeast Ohio's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

"With expertise in entrepreneurship, a background in law, and an interest in using data and technology to drive community solutions, Deborah is poised to expand her leadership role at the Foundation Center," said Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center. "Her skill set will be a key resource as the Center employs innovation in products and services to serve a national and global community of change makers."

As part of its Foundation Center 2020 strategic plan, the Foundation Center is developing resources and tools to meet the changing data and knowledge needs of an increasingly complex social sector. "I'm excited to apply my knowledge of grantmaking and entrepreneurship in Ohio on a larger scale," said Deborah Hoover. "Communities thrive when philanthropy and private investment create more opportunities for more people. I look forward to contributing to the Center's ongoing efforts to increase access to these opportunities."

Ms. Hoover currently serves on the board of trustees of Western Reserve Academy and is a member of the National Council for the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Hoover received her B.A. from Williams College, her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her J.D. from George Washington University. She is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, New Hampshire, and Ohio.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants -- a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 470 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.

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