F. M. Kirby Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer

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Sansay House – Morristown, New Jersey
F. M. Kirby Foundation

MORRISTOWN June 1, 2022

The F. M. Kirby Foundation is pleased to announce that Emily Prince joined the organization, effective June 1, 2022, as a Program Officer. Emily joins the Foundation with a decade of experience in strategic grantmaking and administration, having most recently served as the Program and Administrative Officer of The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc. During this time, Emily was a member of the Cancer Research Institute’s Young Philanthropists Council and Philanthropy New York’s Health Policy Working Group. Prior to her career in philanthropy, Emily worked as an attorney and is an admitted member of both the Massachusetts and New York State Bar. Emily graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and completed her Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School.

“In choosing the next person to join our team, we were looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset, a natural curiosity, and superb interpersonal skills. Emily was a natural choice, as she possesses all these traits and more. In addition, her previous work in philanthropy will help bring new ideas to our grantmaking and organizational culture,” said Justin Kiczek, Executive Director.

“Emily’s extensive experience in grantmaking as well as her subject-area expertise in law and political science make her a valuable addition to the F. M. Kirby Foundation team. We are excited for her to bring her knowledge of family foundations and the philanthropic landscape to our organization, and we look forward to seeing her develop and strengthen partnerships in our education and public affairs dockets,” said Laura Virkler, Chairperson of the Board.

About the F. M. Kirby Foundation:

The F. M. Kirby Foundation is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Endowed in 1931 by Fred Morgan Kirby, one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company, it was designed to continue in perpetuity through generations of the family. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $750 million in grants. Five Kirby family members, currently spanning two generations, serve on the Board, as well as two non-family directors.