EDWARD ROVER ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE DANA FOUNDATION
New York, October 6, 2009 - Edward Rover was elected chairman and CEO of the Dana Foundation today at a meeting of the Board of Directors. Rover has served as president since May 2000. He succeeds William Safire, who died last month.
“It is a privilege to be elected Dana’s chairman,” said Rover. “With the same determination of my predecessors, I will strive to move the Foundation forward in a measured but dynamic manner. I am proud of Dana’s accomplishments and I know that we will continue to make a difference for the public good.”
Rover, who was elected a director to the Board in 1995, also serves as head of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, a nonprofit organization of more than 280 neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness about the progress of brain research.
Until December 31, 2003, Rover was a senior partner at White & Case, L.L.P. in New York. Active in the representation of tax-exempt organizations, he served as outside counsel to many of the nation’s largest foundations. He is a founding member of the Washington, D.C. Foundation Lawyers’ Group and has worked on all major legislation affecting private foundations since the Revenue Act of 1969. He continues to act as “of Counsel” to that firm.
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization with particular interests in neuroscience, immunology, and arts education.