We are excited to welcome two new members to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Anisa Kamadoli Costa and Dan Fatton began their three-year terms in September.
“Anisa and Dan bring strong experience in the social sector and a passion for Dodge’s vision of an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities,” said Preston Pinkett III, board chairman. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the board to help advance Dodge’s goals, which include aligning our resources to address historical, institutional, and structural impediments so that New Jerseyans of all races and communities have what is needed to realize a quality life.”
Anisa, of New York City, is chairman and president of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co., where she works to drive the company’s global sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts, including the alignment to internal culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts while advancing the business and building brand value. In strategic alignment with Tiffany’s global sustainability priorities, Anisa shepherds Tiffany’s support of nonprofit organizations dedicated to the stewardship of natural resources in the areas of responsible mining and marine conservation.
She is a board member for the American Swiss Foundation and Oceans 5, and is a member of the Conservation International’s Leadership Council. She previously was on the board of Philanthropy New York and chair of the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Anisa has a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Barnard College at Columbia University and a master’s in international economic policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Dan, of Trenton, is New Jersey state director for the Energy Foundation, where he works to grow and strengthen relationships with grantees and partners leading and engaging in campaigns and guiding the Foundation’s giving in New Jersey.
Dan is chair of the City of Trenton’s Planning Board, vice-chair of the City’s Green Team, and a board member for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Policy Perspective, and Arts Ed NJ. He is a former board member of the I Am Trenton Community Foundation and served on Governor Murphy’s Energy and Environment Transition Committee.
Dan has a bachelor’s degree in media arts and design from James Madison University and a master’s in city and regional planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He has also completed fellowships with Lead New Jersey and the Environmental Leadership Program and was part of Dodge’s emerging leader program.
“We are so excited to welcome Anisa and Dan to Dodge,” said Tanuja Dehne, Dodge president and CEO. “They bring new energy and ideas as we lean into the future and our new vision.”