New College Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY NOV 6, 2019

Sue Jacobson, chair of the New College Foundation’s board of directors, recently announced that the organization has welcomed two new members to its board of directors: Charles F. Raeburn and Monica Van Buskirk.Monica Van Buskirk is the former president and CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation. During her tenure there, the organization enjoyed double digit annual growth and won several leading awards. Van Buskirk’s extensive business experience includes serving as past president and CEO of Monica’s Best Foods, a multi-line chocolate company in New York City and Boston. She also served as vice president of marketing for Godiva Chocolatier, vice president for Pepperidge Farms and Campbell Soup Company, as well as vice president for Brentano’s Book Stores and MacMillan Publishing. Van Buskirk earned a bachelor’s degree in honors economics and marketing from Columbia University and CUNY Graduate School.

Charles F. Raeburn graduated from New College in 1967 and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1970. A strong advocate for liberal arts education, Raeburn is known for his skills in strategic planning, creative problem-solving and whole systems thinking. His expertise is in legal counsel with broad international and domestic experience in healthcare, chemicals, mining, personal care products and industrial services industries. Raeburn has worked in the field of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance and securities compliance for leading U.S. firms, including Pfizer, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, and Revlon, Inc.

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