Joshua J. Mintz

Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary 100&Change Impact Investments at MacArthur Foundation

Joshua J. Mintz

Joshua J. Mintz

Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary 100&Change Impact Investments at MacArthur Foundation

Biography

As Vice President, General Counsel (since 1994) and Secretary of the Foundation, Josh is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the Foundation worldwide and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team that advises the President of the Foundation on policy matters and strategic direction. He also coordinates the work of MacArthur Advisory Services, an initiative of the Foundation through which MacArthur staff with appropriate expertise advises other foundations, corporate donors, and individual donors on a range of issues and questions and help connect such donors to other external resources when appropriate. He oversees the Foundation's small philanthropy grant portfolio and is an officer and on the board of various affiliates of the Foundation, including current Board Chair of Arc Chicago LLC, the fund established by the Foundation to make investments to further the Benefit Chicago initiative.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Josh was a partner with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in commercial litigation and business reorganization, including real estate restructurings.

Josh currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Security Council Reports, a charitable organization whose mission is to make the work of the Security Council more effective and transparent. He also serves on the Board of Collective Shift (and on the Audit Committee), a not for profit organization dedicated to redesigning social systems for the connected age. He is also on the Board of the Francis W. Parker School, an independent private school, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Josh is past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Protective Association, a not-for-profit organization providing counseling and other services to children at risk and their families. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations where he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee from 2011 through 2017. Josh was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Donors Forum from 2003-2009, where, during various periods, he served as the Treasurer, the Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the Compensation/Benefits Committee. He was also member of the Legal Framework Work Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector convened by Independent Sector.

Josh received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1981. He teaches a one week short course on Emerging Forms of Philanthropy and the Role of Private Foundations in Effecting Social Change at the Law School. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/education from the University of Colorado.

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MacArthur Foundation

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Executive Director at Security Council Report, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at New England Aquarium Corp.

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Former President at The Duke Endowment

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Managing Director, Programs at MacArthur Foundation

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Joshua J. Mintz
Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary 100&Change Impact Investments at MacArthur Foundation
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1981

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

Bachelor of Arts in History & Education

The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health and community growth. CU’s four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

Career History
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary 100&Change Impact Investments
1994 - Current

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, helps improve public policy and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Partner
Prior

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The mission of JPA is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in their communities.This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families.

Member, Board of Directors
2003 - 2009

Donors Forum is the premier resource for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois. As a membership association of grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors, Donors Forum serves its constituents by promoting an effective and informed philanthropic and nonprofit sector.

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$5,000 - $10K
2014

The mission of JPA is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in their communities.This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

The mission of JPA is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in their communities.This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families.

$5,000 - $10K
2012

The mission of JPA is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in their communities.This is accomplished by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving these children and families.

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