Submitted by MetLife Foundation
NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation today announced that A. Dennis White has been named CEO and President of MetLife Foundation. He will also oversee MetLife's corporate contributions. Previously, White served as head of MetLife's Social Investment Program, a role in which he will continue along with his new responsibilities.
"Dennis brings with him a wealth of experience to his new role," said Gwenn Carr, MetLife senior vice president and Chairman of the Board of MetLife Foundation. "His long history with MetLife and his deep commitment to community development and philanthropy will help further the work of the Foundation."
Throughout his 20 years with MetLife, White has had extensive interactions with nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and community leaders. In the late 1990's, he managed the day-to-day activities of MetLife Foundation. As the head of MetLife's Social Investment Program, he is responsible for developing and managing MetLife's social and community investment activities. Prior to MetLife, White worked for the Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. as an Economic and Community Development Officer, and for PaineWebber, Inc. as a senior financial analyst.
White received a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is on the board of directors for Living Cities: The National Community Development Initiative.
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement.Â The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture.Â In 2008, MetLife and MetLife Foundation contributed over $43 million to nonprofit organizations and made $188 million in special loans and equity investments for community development. For more information, visit www.metlife.org.
MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife to carry on its long-standing tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. MetLife and MetLife Foundation have invested more than $15 million for Alzheimer's research and public information programs, including $10 million through the Awards for Medical Research program. Working with the Alzheimer's Association, the Foundation has supported caregiving videos, resources for the Hispanic community and the Safe Return identification program, which addresses the problem of senior wandering. The Foundation has expanded its focus on aging issues, including helping people remain physically and mentally fit and remaining engaged in the community. It also supports programs addressing issues of caregiving, intergenerational activities and volunteer opportunities. Grants support health, education, and civic and cultural programs. More information about MetLife Foundation is available at www.metlife.org.
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