Welcome Elizabeth Knup to the Ford Foundation

May 15, 2013

On behalf of the Golden Bridges Foundation, we’d like to warmly welcome Ms. Elizabeth Knup to the Ford Foundation.

On May 14, 2013, The Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth D. Knup as head of its office in China, based in Beijing. Ms. Knup has worked with organizations and individuals to ensure that all segments of Chinese society gain access to community resources and government services. Through her leadership experience, Ms. Knup has emphasized enhanced educational opportunities as a way to build and strengthen civil society. She has led a distinguished career developing stronger ties between China and the rest of the world in the education, not-for-profit, and business sectors. Most recently she served as chief representative of Pearson PLC, one of the world’s foremost education and publishing companies. Previously, she worked at Kamsky Associates, the Hopkins—Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Ms. Knup has lived in China continuously for 15 years and is a member of the board of numerous nonprofits seeking to build the capacity of civil society in China and around the world. These include the Institute for Sustainable Communities with programs in over 20 countries, including China; and the Capacity Building and Assessment Center (CBAC), in addition to an indigenous Chinese Non-governmental organization with the aim of strengthening a network of NGOs. She formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the Lingnan Foundation, a supporter of education initiatives in southern China.

Visit the Ford Foundation website to learn more about Ms. Knup’s appointment.

As the Golden Bridges Foundation has been working with the Ford Foundation for the past few years, we look forward to working with Ms. Knup and wish her the best of luck in her new role!

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