Sansay House – Morristown, New Jersey
MORRISTOWN [September 10, 2019] The F.M. Kirby Foundation is pleased to announce that Justin J. Kiczek will join our organization, effective September 26, as Executive Vice President. Justin previously worked at the Turrell Fund, first as a Program Consultant for 15 years and subsequently as Vice President of Programs. He also has experience as an English teacher and lecturer in secondary and higher education institutions, including seven years at the academically-elite, tuition-free high school, Regis High School, in New York City. His new position with the F.M. Kirby Foundation entails overseeing and participating in various aspects of evaluation, grant-making, budgetary, and administrative processes. He holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from Hunter College. Justin was raised and currently lives in Morristown, NJ with his wife and their three girls.
President of the Foundation, S. Dillard Kirby, stated, “Justin provides the right balance of experience within the foundation world and related grantee evaluation work, along with a broader perspective as a teacher and mentor to students. We noted his strong communication skills and have high expectations for his ability to help lead our team here and interact with our Board and grantee partners. We are excited about Justin joining us as we continue forward with the development of the Foundation’s next generation leadership.”
The F.M. Kirby Foundation is headquartered in Morristown, NJ. Endowed in 1931 by Fred Morgan Kirby, one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company, the Foundation was designed to continue in perpetuity through generations of the family. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $700 million in grants. Five Kirby family members, currently spanning two generations, serve on the Board, as well as two non-family directors. The Foundation distributes grants to charitable organizations of particular interest to the family and largely within specific geographic areas. With a current annual grants budget of approximately $14 million, the Foundation provides funding to many non-profit organizations in the fields of the arts and humanities, education, environment, health and medicine, human services, public policy, and religion.